We design and conduct a broad spectrum of health research.
The team has pioneered research in the areas of HIV and STI,
generating and using evidence to develop programmes and
policies. Some of the ground-breaking work conducted by the
PHDA, University of Manitoba, and its partners has had an
impact on programme and policy in Kenya and other counties.
The study aims to evaluate the incremental benefit of the community-based implementation of HIV Self Testing (HIVST) strategies as a part of existing HIV and sexual health interventions with MSM in Kenya on: • Reducing the overall size of the undiagnosed MSM...
Introduction PHDA is working with the Kenya MSM health and research consortium (MHRC) with funding from the International AIDS Vaccine Initiative to implement a prospective cohort study that will help identify HIV prevention bottlenecks encountered by the gay,...
MSM Research Study:- HIV risk in Kenyan men who have sex with men: Biological determinants of acquisition at the rectal mucosa This study aims at understanding the contribution of the microbial and immune environment and how this might impact HIV acquisition risk....
This is a study with 1,000 women recruited from all seven SWOP clinics using an agreed sampling frame. The purpose of the study is to examine the associations between violence against women, mental health concerns, alcohol and drug use, biological changes to the...
TRUST is an EU funded pluralistic project, which aims to foster adherence to high ethical standards in research globally and to counteract the practice of “Ethics dumping” or the application of double standards in research, by co-developing with vulnerable populations...
Targeted Research Advancing Sexual Health for Men who have sex with Men (TRANSFORM). With support from EHPSA-South Africa PHAD is undertaking a research project among MSM in the Nairobi County. What is the problem/background? MSM have higher burdens and...
- Odinga MM et al. HIV testing amid COVID-19: community efforts to reach men who have sex with men in three Kenyan counties [version 2;
peer review: 2 approved] Gates Open Research 2020, 4:117. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC7477340/pdf/gatesopenres-4-14403.
- Emmanuel F et al. Mapping virtual platforms to estimate the population size of men who have sex with men (MSM) who use the internet to find
sexual partners: implications to enhance HIV prevention among MSM in Kenya [version 2; peer review: 2 approved]. https://dqo52087pnd5x.
- Parinita Bhattacharjee et al. HIV prevalence, testing, and treatment among men who have sex with men through engagement in virtual sexual
networks in Kenya: a cross-sectional bio-behavioral study. Journal of the International AIDS Society 2020, 23(S2):e25516. https://onlinelibrary.
- Maisha Fiti study developed a film titled “Be your sister’s keeper” to share how women who sell sex in Nairobi are coming together to address
the violence and stigma they face. The film was funded by the MRC for the 2019 Festival of Science and was selected for the 2019 Global Health
Film Festival. The film can be accessed at https://youtu.be/KtSvK_4QIlk