Our Partners

Donor Funders

  • The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation – It is a private foundationfounded by Bill and Melinda Gates. It was launched in 2000 and is said to be the largest transparently operated private foundation in the world. The Foundation focuses its efforts on partnering with local governments and NGOs in several African countries to advance healthcare, improve agricultural production, strengthen financial services for the poor, and improve maternal and child health. The foundation, based in Seattle, Washington, is controlled by its three trustees: Bill and Melinda Gates, and Warren Buffett. Other principal officers include Co-Chair William H. Gates, Sr. and Chief Executive Officer Susan Desmond-Hellmann.
  • United States Agency for International Development (USAID) – Its mission statement highlights two complementary and intrinsically linked goals: ending extreme poverty and promoting the development of resilient, democratic societies that are able to realize their potential. We fundamentally believe that ending extreme poverty requires enabling inclusive, sustainable growth; promoting free, peaceful, and self-reliant societies with effective, legitimate governments; building human capital and creating social safety nets that reach the poorest and most vulnerable.
  • UK Aid – Its main objective is to support the achievement of Global Goals for Sustainable Development through financing. Among the global goals is, By 2030, ensure universal access to sexual and reproductive health-care services, including for family planning, information and education, and the integration of reproductive health into national strategies and programmes.
  • Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency (SIDA) – This is a government agency working on behalf of the Swedish government, with the mission to reduce poverty. Targeted Research Advancing Sexual Health for Men Who Have Sex with Men (TRANSFORM) Study is part of the projects that SIDA supports financially.
  • The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention – It is a federal agency that conducts and supports health promotion, prevention and preparedness activities in the United States, with the overall goal of improving public health. It offers financial support for Sex Workers Outreach Programme and Key Population Implementation Science Project.
  • The International AIDS Vaccine Initiative – it is a global not-for-profit organization whose mission is to ensure the development of safe, effective, accessible HIV vaccines and other biomedical tools to prevent HIV infection through offering funding to support of HIV related projects.
  • The European Union – The EU provides funding in the form of loans and grants for a broad range of projects and programmes covering areas such as education, health, consumer protection, environmental protection and humanitarian aid. Funding is managed according to strict rules which help to ensure that there is tight control over how funds are used and that funds are spent in a transparent and accountable manner.
  • The University of Maryland –it is the flagship campus of the state’s higher educational system and a top-ranked public research institution. Sex Workers Outreach Programme, is funded by the University of Maryland.
  • The United States President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR-USAID) – it is a United States governmental initiative to address the global HIV/AIDS epidemic and help save the lives of those suffering from the disease, primarily in Africa. It offers technical Support to the Linkages across the Continuum of HIV Services for Key Populations Affected by HIV Project, Also Known as LINKAGES.
  • The Canadian Institutes of Health Research – it is Canada’s federal funding agency for health research. It is composed of 13 institutes and collaborates with partners and researchers to support the discoveries and innovations that improve our health and strengthen our house care system and facilitate funding for the same. It offers financial support for the Transitions Project which is under Adolescent Health.

Study Partners

  • LVCT Health – is an indigenous Kenyan non-governmental and not-for-profit organization established in 2001. We are driving Kenya towards HIV prevention, with an ultimate goal of reducing HIV infections to zero. We offer integrated HIV services through development of models that are scaled up to the national models.
  • The Bar Hostess Empowerment and Support Programme – It is a sex worker-led organization that includes sex workers, women who have sex with women (WSW), women who use drugs and bar hostesses in Kenya. Founded in 1998, the organization serves as a common voice in efforts to reduce stigma and discrimination, while engaging various stakeholders in advocacy and policy dialogue. It is the first and oldest sex worker-led organization in Kenya.
  • Health Options for Young Men on HIV/AIDS/ STI (HOYMAS) – it is a male sex work led organization has a strong partnership with other sex work led groups in Kenya, Africa and globally. In Kenya we work together in addressing issues affecting the sex work community. We have a technical working group in Kenya that involves male, female and
  • The Kenya AIDS Vaccine Initiative – it is a word-class research hub at the College of Health Sciences, University of Nairobi, spearheading research and training in global health. Its programs are geared towards understanding the underlying determinants of good health for prevention of both communicable and non-communicable diseases are urgently needed.
  • The International Centre for Reproductive Health (ICRH) – The organization deals with Mother and Child Health , Sexual and Gender-based violence, Sexually Transmitted Infections, HIV and AIDS prevention, treatment and care and Adolescent Health. Its mission is to contribute to improved health status of Kenyans by designing and implementing innovative, evidence-based and cost effective research and interventions capable of influencing public policy and practice in the field of sexual and reproductive health in Kenya
  • National Aids & STI Control Programme (NASCOP) – It was established in 1987 to spearhead the Ministry of Health’s interventions on the fight against HIV/AIDS and therefore operates as a division within the Ministries of Health and is mainly involved with technical co-ordination of HIV and AIDS programmes in Kenya. NASCOP contributes to the bulk of the implementation of the Kenya National HIV and AIDS Strategic Plan III (KNASP III).
  • African Sex Workers Alliance (ASWA) – It is a sex workers movement/network formed in 2009 by empowered sex worker leaders, women’s activists and NGO’s who support the rights of sex workers and publically denounce the stigma, discrimination and criminalization of sex work.
  • National Aids Control Council (NACC) – It seeks to provide policy and a strategic framework for mobilizing resources and coordinating resources for prevention of HIV transmission and provision of care and support to the infected Kenya. To realize this mandate, NACC has developed this Service Charter to communicate its commitment to provide quality services to all stakeholders. The Charter provides information to stakeholders on what service they can expect from NACC and what they can do to help NACC serve them better
  • Kenya Sex Workers Alliance (KESWA) –It is the umbrella body of the sex workers led groups and organizations and exists to strengthen the voices of sex workers and to empower their health and human rights. Its vision is A Kenyan Society that recognizes sex work as work and promotes equal protection of human rights which are the foundational principles of our democratic society


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