PHDA has prioritized strengthening systems primarily within the government to sustain the gains of the HIV response. Some of the ground-breaking work conducted by the PHDA, the University of Manitoba, and its partners has had an impact on programme and policy in Kenya and other counties.
Through work with the government of Kenya, PHDA has proven that:
The role of the government in leading HIV and other public health responses is critical. Technical support to the government can help the government scale up and coordinate the response efficiently and effectively.
Summary of current system strengthening efforts are:
Technical Support Unit for Key Population Programme
PHDA in partnership with UoM continues to provide technical support to NASCOP to sustain effective and efficient HIV prevention programmes for key populations at scale in Kenya.
South to South Learning Network (SSLN)
The South to South Learning Network aims to foster inter-country exchange between Global Prevention Coalition (GPC) countries by sharing best practices for the revitalization and expansion of HIV prevention programmes.
- Bhattacharjee P et al. (2018). Micro planning at scale with key populations in Kenya: Optimising peer educator ratios for programme outreach and HIV/STI service utilization. PLoS ONE 13(11): e0205056. https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0205056 https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6211676/pdf/pone.0205056.pdf
- National AIDS and STI Control Programme (NASCOP). The successful chase TSU initiatives reduce HIV risk among key populations in Kenya. Nairobi: Government of Kenya
- National AIDS and STI Control Programme (NASCOP). Towards integrated preservice training for voluntary medical male circumcision in Kenya. Nairobi: Government of Kenya https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/pdf/10.1080/17441692.2020.1770831?needAccess=true&