Our History


Partners for Health and Development in Africa (PHDA) is an international non-profit organization working in the health and development fields in Africa and the Caribbean. PHDA is duly registered with the Non-Governmental Organizations Co-ordination Board in Kenya.

PHDA envisions healthy communities in Africa and works with disadvantaged communities to facilitate their access to health services through implementation of health programs, health institutional strengthening, Research and partnerships.

PHDA is affiliated to the University of Manitoba and builds on a 30-year legacy of successful HIV/AIDS research, prevention, and care programs that have been implemented by a collaborative group of scientists and public health professionals from the University of Manitoba (UM), the University of Nairobi, the Government of Kenya, and other partners. PHDA works closely with governments, scientists, and partners to deliver results in community-led, participatory development programs in health and other fields.

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Researchers working in the Annex research lab, University of Nairobi, 1994. From left: Julius Oyugi,
Ann Maingi, and Ian Maclean.

In 2014, PHDA formally took over University of Manitoba programs that were being run under Kenya Aids Control Program in collaboration with the University of Nairobi. The University of Manitoba programs in Kenya were initiated in 1980 in collaboration with the University of Nairobi. The programs mainly focussed on STI, HIV/AIDS research, HIV prevention, Care and Treatment, Health institutional Strengthening through Technical Support to the Government of Kenya, Capacity building of local partners. These Research and Programming milestones has informed PHDA strategic thematic areas in Research, Program development, Partnership and Health Institutional Strengthening.


About PHDA

Partners for Health and Development in Africa (PHDA) is an international non-profit organization registered in Kenya, working in the health and development fields in Kenya and elsewhere in Africa.

Partners for Health and Development in Africa