U.S. Presidential Initiative:
- U.S. Global Health Initiative
- President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief
January 2011 – October 2014
- Support the Ministry of Health to improve and expand services for HIV and AIDS, reproductive health and family planning, tuberculosis, malaria and maternal and child health
- Improve and expand civil society activities to increase healthy behaviors
- Reduce stigma and establish safety nets for people living with HIV and their families
- 1,823,707 Kenyans received HIV counseling and testing
- 57,551 Kenyans receiving antiretroviral therapy, with 36,091new clients
- 576,935 women counselled on prevention of mother to child transmission of HIV
- 917,261 children under five received Vitamin A
- 424,308 children less than one-year-old fully immunized
- 584,017 long-lasting insecticide treated nets distributed
Nairobi, Mombasa, Kilifi, Kwale, Taita-taveta and Lamu Counties
Ministry of Health: National AIDS and STI Control Program; Division of Reproductive and Maternal Health Services Unit, Ministry of Labor & Social Services
More than 250 NGOs, community-based organizations, government agencies, and public and private sector institutions
USAID/Kenya supports an integrated service delivery model to improve the health of Kenyans across the country. The AIDS, Population and Health Integrated Assistance Program, also known as APHIAplus, combines family planning, maternal and child health, malaria, nutrition, tuberculosis and HIV/AIDS prevention, care, and treatment services to provide an integrated, high-quality, equitable approach to sustainable services at the national, county, and community levels. Integrating these interventions through one activity provides more effective communication and coordination with county health administrators. Seamless services and technical support at the local level ensure health workers address the unique needs of each geographic area across the country.
AIDS, Population and Health Integrated Assistance Nairobi-Coast works at both the health facility and community-level to increase access to quality health services, products, and information, including antiretroviral therapy for those living with HIV.
In partnership with the Government of Kenya, AIDS, Population and Health Integrated Assistance Nairobi-Coast extends access to safe drinking water and improved hygiene and sanitation.
The activity also supports economic empowerment of orphaned and vulnerable children, and their caregivers, through a voluntary savings and loans scheme, and through income generating activities.
Providing antiretroviral therapy to people living with HIV is the first step in helping them live productive lives, care for their children, and contribute to their communities. But for people living with HIV in rural areas, making the monthly trip to the district hospital to pick up the life-saving antiretroviral drugs can be a time consuming and costly endeavor. If a person living with HIV fails to adhere to the daily regimen of drugs, they are at risk of infecting others with HIV and of succumbing to life-threatening infections.
In rural Mpeketoni, Lamu County, residents had to walk 20 – 50 kilometers to Mpeketoni sub-county hospital to access antiretroviral therapy. This resulted in people not taking their medicine or sharing medicine, which spurs drug resistance and opportunistic infections, which can lead to death.
Now, with USAID-supported antiretroviral therapy outreach, rural residents of Mpeketoni have access to health screenings and treatment, antiretroviral therapy and counseling and testing.
Jerusha Karuthiru, Activity Manager
USAID, Office of Population and Health
Tel: +25471460677 or 254 733837442
APHIAplus, Nairobi Coast Contact:
Dr. Eileen Mokaya, Chief of Party
Tel: +254704595288, [+254 20] 2224154
Updated August 2014
Last updated: November 19, 2014