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Kenya: AIDS, Population and Health Integrated Assistance Program

Nairobi, Kenya


Summary

Jhpiego is the lead partner in the comprehensive AIDS, Population and Health Integrated Assistance Program (APHIA II) in Eastern Province, Kenya, which began in 2006. This five-year, $24 million program was designed to empower Kenyan communities to address health concerns by strengthening linkages between health care providers and community groups. It is funded by the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) with the support of the President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR). APHIA II Eastern is working to improve and expand: -- Facility-based services for HIV/AIDS, tuberculosis, family planning/reproductive health, malaria, and maternal and child health; -- Civil society activities to increase healthy behaviors; and -- Care and support for people and families affected by HIV/AIDS.

Program activities include: developing human capacity and corresponding systems; expanding health care services to people living with HIV and AIDS, as well as to orphans and vulnerable children; strengthening community structures and networks to implement behavior change; promoting gender awareness and community mobilization; and linking facility- and community-based services for multiple service delivery points of comprehensive care.

Working in close collaboration with USAID and the Government of Kenya, Jhpiego’s partners in the APHIA II Eastern consortium are the African Medical and Research Foundation, Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation, Family Health International, Liverpool VCT Care and Treatment, and PATH.

In addition to leading APHIA II Eastern, Jhpiego is a subcontractor to Family Health International for the APHIA II Program in Coast and Rift Valley Provinces. In these provinces, JHPIEGO will train health care workers and supervisors in clinical and community care for HIV and other services; strengthen supervision systems; improve quality of care; provide technical assistance in malaria activities; and integrate reproductive health, malaria, and maternal and child health services.

About Jhpiego: For nearly 40 years, Jhpiego, (pronounced "ja-pie-go"), has empowered front-line health workers by designing and implementing simple, low-cost, hands-on solutions that strengthen the delivery of health care services, following the household-to-hospital continuum of care. We partner with community- to national-level organizations to build sustainable, local capacity through advocacy, policy and guidelines development, and quality and performance improvement approaches.

For more information, please visit our web site: www.jhpiego.org

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