Partners for Health and Development in Africa (PHDA) is an international NGO working to increase access to health for the disadvantaged communities in Africa through systems strengthening, research, program development and partnerships.
PHDA is sponsored by the University of Manitoba, Canada and is currently implementing the University programs in HIV Key populations programming and Research in Kenya mainly funded by the US Govt (USAID), CDC-PEPFAR, and Bill & Melinda Gates foundation. PHDA is also implementing some EU and DFID funded projects
The University of Manitoba – Centre for Global Public Health (UoM-CGPH), with funding from The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation (BMGF) and through Partners for Health and Development in Africa (PHDA), has been contracted to provide technical assistance to the National STI & AIDS Control Programme (NASCOP) to support the Key Population Programme which includes programming with Female Sex Workers, Male sex workers, Men who have Sex with Men (MSM) and People Who Inject Drugs (PWID). Technical Support Unit was set up within NASCOP (National AIDS and STI Control Program) with the following objectives;
To increase policy and programmatic focus on key populations in the national HIV prevention and care program.
To improve effectiveness and efficiency of prevention and care programmes with KPs being implemented by NGOs/ CBOs.
Government of Kenya and other funders and implementers are influenced to adopt and utilize a comprehensive strategy for HIV prevention and care programming among KPs.
To improve enabling environment to facilitate the implementation of HIV prevention and care programming among KPs.
The project commenced on November 2012 and would continue till December 2017.