There are more than 40 million people globally living with HIV/AIDS, More than 90% of them living in developing countries. Half of all new infections are those within the age group of 15-24 years. It is estimated that there are 14 million AIDS orphans.
In spite of the recent efforts, so far, the responses to the epidemic are limited and the coverage of core HIV/AIDS activities remains so low. We promote broad base approach which involves multi-sectoral approach in the prevention, care and management of the epidemic and its impact on individuals, families, communities and the society at large. The multi-sectoral approach means involving the stakeholders and key partners like the NGOs, business, church groups, public, labor parastatals, private sectors, individual or community Groups as well as multilateral and bilateral donors.
A rural community that is healthy and free from HIV/AIDS
Our Main Goal
To lead multi-allied approach in prevention of further spread of HIV/AIDS and other sexually transmitted infections and mitigate the adverse impact in the infected and affected individuals, families and communities in the rural Kenya.
- To expand the response to the HIV/AIDS prevention by strengthening and maintaining the multi-sectoral approach in the rural.
- To improve coordination of HIV/AIDS prevention and control activities at all levels of multi-sectoral approach in the rural.
- To ensure availability and use of HIV testing facilities (VCT) in the rural.
- To ensure that the general public has access to appropriate information, education and counseling services on HIV/AIDS to enable them protect themselves.
- To encourage those infected with HIV/AIDS to take advantage of anti-retroviral therapy.
- To provide comprehensive health care and social support for those with HIV/AIDS and their families in the rural.
- To reduce and contain the burden of HIV/AIDS and its impact on development through economic activities.
- To strengthen the existing strategies in the campaign against HIV/AIDS in the rural.
- To promote care for AIDS orphans in their extended families with those in dire need for assistance and risk of abuse being taken care of in boarding schools.
- To encourage political commitment in the rural for HIV/AIDS prevention and control.
- Multi-sectoral approach
- Information education and communication
- Coordination of multi-sectoral approach
- HIV counseling and testing (VCT)
- Comprehensive health care and home-based care
- Promotion of participation of the community in HIV Vaccine research
- Promotion of abstinence before marriage and faithfulness to one partner with condoms promotion and utilization.
- Preventing infection in young people
- Involving parents in HIV/AIDS prevention, control and management.
- Orphan care and support.
- Targeting sex workers
- Preventing violence against women as a way of preventing HIV/AIDS.
- Alleviating poverty in order to prevent HIV/AIDS infection.
- Targeting the media in the prevention of HIV/AIDS.
- Demystifying stigma associated with HIV/AIDS and AIDS orphan care.