APHIA plus (AIDS, Population and Health Integrated Assistance), Western Kenya

U.S. Presidential Initiatives:

  • Global Health Initiative
  • President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief

Funding Level:
$142.7 million

January 2011 - December 2015

Activity Goals:

  • Provide integrated health services for more than ten million people in Nyanza and Western Provinces
  • Support the Ministries 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

Activity Accomplishments: 

  • Supports 796 health facilities, 158 community units, 17 local implementing partners supporting HIV prevention work, and 75 community-based organizations dealing with orphans and vulnerable children
  • 2,150,069 individuals counseled and tested for HIV
  • 40,114 clients newly initiated to anti-retroviral treatment
  • 14,392 new TB cases diagnosed and put on treatment
  • 760,899 pregnant women received  prevention of mother-to-child transmission services
  • 115,954 men circumcised
  • 186,557 orphans and vulnerable children supported
  • 110,011 individuals in the “most at risk population” reached with individual or small group-level HIV interventions

Key Partners:
Ministry of Health, National AIDS and STI Control Programme, Division of Reproductive Health, Ministry of Labor and Social services

Activity Location:
Western parts of Kenya, formerly Nyanza and Western Provinces

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/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 activities through one program 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 Western Kenya works to build equitable and sustainable health service delivery systems for some of Kenya’s most vulnerable populations.

The activity works at a community level to improve the health and general well-being of marginalized families through increased access to food, water, sanitation, and hygiene (WASH), education, life skills and income generating activities. It also builds the capacity of health care workers through mentorship and medical education on essential health services.

2003 was a sad year for Paul Isaac Odero who lost his parents to HIV-related complications. The care of Paul and his siblings was left to his uncles and aunties who could barely take them to school or properly feed them. A willing sponsor offered to support the education of Paul and his brother, but wanted them to undergo a HIV test. Paul's test results revealed that he was HIV positive. His brother was negative, and was therefore selected for the sponsorship.

With little hope for an education, Paul went to stay with his aunt in Miwani. Paul’s aunt was also HIV positive. Paul’s luck started changing while staying with his aunt.  Memegro community-based organization, part of the AIDS Population Health Integrated Assistance Western activity, offered to support Paul’s education needs by providing a school uniform, mattress, blanket, a pair of shoes and a social support system. They also counseled Paul’s aunt on how to engage in income-generating activities for Paul’s school fees.

USAID Contact:
Dr. Maurice Maina, Activity Manager
Office of Population and Health
Tel:  + 254 20 862 2535
Email: mmaina@usaid.gov

APHIAplus, Western Kenya Contact:
Dr. Ambrose Misore, Chief of Party PATH
Tel:  +254 722 810 411
Email: amisore@path.org


Updated April 2014

Last updated: May 22, 2014

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