Global Fund for HIV Programmes
Our Global Fund HIV Programmes, administered in Kenya through the Kenya Red Cross Society, aim to expand universal access to care and treatment services.
Image courtesy of Global Fund/John Rae
The road towards an HIV-free society
The programme aims to increase care and support for most-at-risk Populations and Prevention of Parent to child transmission (PPTCT).
It increases coverage of HIV testing and counselling, pre-exposure Prophylaxis (PEP) interventions while improving quality leadership and governance.
Mildmay Kenya is a sub-recipient of the fund and is working with Community Health workers in Samia, Teso South, Siaya and Bondo to advance care and support of the chronically ill, prevention of parent to child transmission, HIV testing and counselling as well as enhancing quality leadership and governance.
Community Health Workers (CHWs) with support from Community Health Extension Workers and the health facilities carry out Home Based Care activities. These include: Recruitment of clients for follow up, psychosocial support, home visits, referrals and health education. The CHWs mobilise clients and community people to attend outreaches targeting people living with HIV/AIDSs, pregnant women for prevention of mother-to-child-transmission (PMCT) and men for PMTCT involvement. They also mobilise community members for home counselling and testing by health care providers.
Health Worker in Siaya County
Can I bring my own property?We strongly advise you to only keep essential belongings and valuables with you in hospital. We recommend that valuable items are stored in the main safe located in the nurses’ office.
Can I watch TV, listen to the radio, and use mobile phone/telephone and the internet?"All rooms have free-to-use Wi-Fi, Freeview television and a DVD/CD player. We would ask that our patients show respect for others on the ward by keeping volume levels down to an agreeable level. Mobile phones are permitted on the ward but all personal property is the responsibility of the owner.
When can I expect to have my meals?At Mildmay we have an in-house team of professional caterers who make every effort to provide nutritious and tasty food. Please tell your nurse if you have any special dietary requirements. Breakfast is served from 8:30–9.30am Lunchtime is from 12:30–1.30pm Supper is served from 5:30–6:15pm If you need an extra drink or snack in between these times, you can prepare these for yourself in the ward kitchen unit, and if you need assistance, please do ask one of the Rehab Assistants to help you.
When can my visitors come?We welcome your visitors to the hospital and know how important their visits are to you.However, everyone in hospital needs rest to help them recover. At Mildmay we like to maintain an ‘open door’ policy for visitors during the day as long as it does not affect patient care. We would also advise your visitors to call the ward prior to visiting to check that you will not be engaged with appointments. Any appointments and sessions booked with the therapists take precedence over visitors to the ward. We also ask that visitors leave the premises by 10:00pm as most patients will be going to bed by this time. Please note that these guidelines are currently superseded by special regulations during the COVID-19 pandemic.
What about going home?Our staff will work with you to plan your discharge from hospital. Once your medical team agree your discharge, other arrangements such as transport and medications need to be organised, and this can sometimes take a bit of time so please do have a little patience – we will try and keep you updated every step of the way. Please note that Mildmay is currently unable to provide transport for your discharge, but our team will undertake to make the necessary transport arrangements where appropriate.