Kenya

Overview

Of the over 98,000 Kenyan children currently living with HIV, 77% are receiving life-saving antiretroviral therapy (ART). Thanks in part to the work of the Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation (EGPAF), ART coverage for adults and children has increased over 37% since 2013.
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Key Program Accomplishments

Since 2000, EGPAF-Kenya has:

Provided health services to over 2,025,000 individuals

Enrolled over 97,000 women on lifesaving antiretroviral treatment (ART)

Supported more than 10,600 orphans and vulnerable children

Achieved average viral suppression of 82% among HIV-positive persons in all EGPAF supported sites

Our Work

EGPAF began working in Kenya in 2000. The program started as a small, privately-funded prevention of mother-to-child HIV transmission (PMTCT) initiative and has since grown into one of the largest HIV prevention, care and treatment programs in the country. EGPAF-Kenya aims to implement sustainable programs that support Kenya’s government toward its mission to end pediatric AIDS. To succeed in this, EGPAF collaborates with multiple partners, including Kenya’s Ministry of Health at national and county levels, supporting implementation of PMTCT and HIV care and treatment services. EGPAF-Kenya also provides essential technical and organizational capacity-building assistance to community-based organizations throughout our supported regions.

EGPAF-Kenya participates in national HIV and AIDS technical advisory committees for PMTCT, adult and pediatric HIV treatment, HIV prevention, and monitoring and evaluation. Our work with these committees enables development of policies to support those affected by HIV and AIDS. We are a member of the national steering committee for elimination of mother-to-child HIV transmission and the First Lady’s Beyond Zero campaign that advocates for programs to reduce maternal and infant mortality rates in Kenya. EGPAF supports the Kenyan government to develop policies, guidelines, and health worker training curricula that enhance the scale-up of national HIV and AIDS programs.

EGPAF-Kenya is also dedicated to advancing basic and operations research to strengthen the effectiveness of the global HIV and AIDS response. Our past research activities have included an evaluation of mobile phone technology and its impact on PMTCT service utilization, as well as an assessment of which model of service delivery most effectively reaches HIV-exposed infants with HIV prevention, identification, care and treatment services.

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