Who We Are
Partners for Health and Development in Africa (PHDA) is a non-profit organization registered in Kenya, working in the health and development fields in Kenya and elsewhere in Africa. PHDA is affiliated with the University of Manitoba, building on its 35-year legacy of successful STI and HIV research, prevention, care and treatment programs in Kenya and Africa.
Our programmes are rooted in the programme science approach, which is defined as the systematic application of theoretical and empirical knowledge to optimise public health programmes’ scale, quality, and impact.
Headquartered in Nairobi, Kenya, with teams based in several counties of Kenya. Most of our research and programme delivery work is in Kenya. Through technical support and partnerships, we also work in 12 other African countries
At A Glance
PHDA presents at CAHR 2021
PHDA in partnership with University of Manitoba and MAAYGO presented at the Annual Canadian Conference on HIV/AIDS Research (CAHR) in May 2021. The presentation introduced the key concepts of program science and shared a practical example of a HIV Self Testing project in Kenya. Program Science is the systematic application of theoretical and empirical scientific knowledge to improve the design, implementation and evaluation of public health programs. This presentation provided conceptual clarity of the approach and showed how this approach is applied in a real life intervention in Kenya. The presentation received very positive feedback from the participants.
Presenters : Dr. Marissa Becker (UoM), Parinita Bhattacharjee (PHDA/ UoM), Bernadette Combo (UoM),
Memory Melon (PHDA), Manas Migot (MAAYGO) and Dr. Rob Lorway (UoM)
Facilitators: Dr. Leigh Mclarty and Dr. Lisa Lazarus