Kenya has the joint fourth-largest HIV epidemic in the world (alongside Mozambique and Uganda) in terms of the number of people living with HIV, which was 1.5 million people in 2015. Key populations, including sex workers, men who have sex with men, and people who inject drugs, are most affected. Adolescent and young people in Kenya also have a high burden of HIV because of their vulnerabilitiesto infection. Although HIV prevalence among the general population has fallen in Kenya, women continue to be disproportionately affected by the epidemic. The Kenya HIV Prevention Revolution Road Map and the Kenya AIDS Strategic Framework explicitly recognise the disparities of the HIV epidemic, and commit to combination interventions tailored to the particular needs of different populations. PHDA is committed to preventing new HIV infections and to improving the quality of life for people living with HIV
Kenya has some of the highest rates of maternal and newborn mortality in the world. The poorest women and children are the most affected, because poverty and lack of transport prevent many women from receiving care. PHDA is committed to increasing the survival of mothers and newborns by improving the accessibility and quality of health services
Adolescents comprise 24 per cent of Kenya’s population. This large population will have implications on the country’s health and development agenda. Adolescents and young people need attention from all stakeholders to reach their full potential. PHDA is committed to improving the quality of life of adolescents and young people in Kenya.