Fashion designer Victoria Beckham is visiting Kenya for the Beyond Zero Campaign championed by First Lady Margaret Kenyatta to raise awareness.
The wife of the iconic former English football star David Beckham will be visiting clinics across the country courtesy of UNAIDS, where she is a goodwill ambassador.
The former Spice girl has been moved by the plight of children living in poverty in Kenya. She is accompanied by her first born son, Brooklyn Beckham.
She visited Kiambu county on Thursday to see how Beyond Zero works and inspect what the partners for the project are doing to complement it.
On Friday, Mrs Beckham visited Kisumu county where she called for greater efforts to prevent mother-to-child HIV transmission.
At a meeting with Governor Jack Ranguma, Victoria Beckham said preventing the infections would ensure children are born healthy.
“We want to make a difference. This requires us to support programmes that will ensure children are safe and healthy.”
Kisumu has one of the highest HIV prevalence rates in Kenya. Governor Ranguma said programmes to prevent infections in the county are highly welcomed.
Mrs Beckham also visited Jaramogi Oginga Odinga Teaching and Referral Hospital and also Kisumu County Hospital to meet mothers living with the HIV virus who delivered healthy babies.
In one of the pictures in which she posted, Mrs Beckham wrote: “What great work being done by the Kenyan government. Thanks for the inspirational leadership.”
Victoria Beckham is the second world renown celebrity to show interest in the Beyond Zero initiative.
Pop icon Madonna was in the country in July for the First Lady’s initiative in improving maternal and child health programs as well as initiatives against gender violence.