This project is funded by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation (BMGF) through the University of Manitoba. It’s a collaborative project with the National Aids Control Council (NACC) and the Ministry of Health through the National AIDS and STI Control Program (NASCOP).
The goal of the project is to contribute to a reduction in HIV prevalence and incidence in Kenya by improving scale, quality and impact of HIV prevention programmes among key populations who include Sex Workers, Men who have Sex with Men and People who Inject Drugs. This is being done by through a national Technical Support Unit (TSU) within NASCOP to develop technical strategies and guidelines, build capacity and provide implementation support for the scaling up of HIV prevention programs for key populations. In addition, the project has established model programs for HIV prevention among sex workers in Nairobi and Mombasa.
In 2016/17, PHDA’s Key Populations Technical Support Unit (KP TSU) entered its fifth year of providing technical support to the Kenyan Government’s National AIDS and STI Control Programme (NASCOP) and National AIDS Control Council (NACC) for scaling up and implementing key populations programmes.