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Global Fund for HIV Programmes

Our Global Fund HIV Programmes, administered in Kenya through the Kenya Red Cross Society, undertakes 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.

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Health Worker in Siaya County