Kenya

Supporting children & families

Mildmay Kenya works to empower communities to deliver HIV health care services through support, education and training. We work to reach key affected and at-risk groups including young women, children, adolescents, MSM,and sex workers.

HIV is a significant health risk to young people in Kenya. In 2015, 36,000 new HIV infections and 3,900 AIDS-related deaths occurred amongst young people aged 15-24 years. The majority of these deaths are among adolescents who acquired HIV as babies and survived to their teenage years, either without knowing their HV status or having slipped out of care. HIV stigma remains a significant barrier to many young people accessing HIV counselling, testing and life saving treatment.

More information of HIV in Kenya UNAIDS

UNAIDS is working closely with Kenya to prevent new HIV infections and to ensure that, by 2020, 90% of people living with HIV know their HIV status, 90% of people who know their HIV-positive status are accessing treatment and 90% of people on treatment have suppressed viral loads. By achieving these targets, Kenya will be able to end its AIDS epidemic by 2030.

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About Kenya

 

IMG_1618Mildmay Kenya empowers communities to deliver HIV health care services through support, education and training.

HIV is a significant health threat to young people in Kenya. In 2015, 36,000 new HIV infections and 3,900 AIDS-related deaths occurred among young people aged 15-24 years. The majority of these deaths are among adolescents who who acquired HIV as babies and survived to their teenage years, either without knowing their HIV status or having slipped out of care. HIV-stigma remains a significant barrier to many young people accessing HIV counselling, testing and life-saving treatment. (UNAIDS)

Mildmay Kenya’s impact across 2016 includes:

18,929 people reached through Magnet Theatre, a project created to reach out to people through performance, focussing on HIV prevention, testing and education. The project ensures on-site HIV testing and prevention advice is available.

18,678 adolescents and young people reached with HIV testing services.

24 Young people aged 15-24 years trained as Shuga facilitators,

2,882 women reached with health education sessions and HIV testing and referral.

2,725 woman given access to trained midwifes, providing safe delivery of babies and better care for mother and child.

178 at-risk  infants treated with follow-up HIV prevention for 18 months.

3,329 clients on Mildmay’s Home Based Care Program.

2,258 families of Mildmay’s clients who are living with HIV, received HIV testing and services from our trained counsellors.

50 new Community Health Volunteers recruited, each reaching 100 households.

40 students graduated with a BSc in Health Systems Development Approach to Care and Management.

 

Current Work

Services

Our diploma and degree programmes

Mildmay Kenya offers a degree programme in partnership with Uzima University College which focuses on Health Systems Strengthening. Students learn how to provide quality healthcare services in the community and clinical context. The degree programme is a second step after the Diploma which Mildmay provides.

To find out more or to enrol on one of the courses, please contact Juliana Misore on jmisore@mildmay.or.ke or call +254 (0)57 2024172

Download a brochure about the degree programme.

Training

Mildmay Kenya can provide training on Home Based Care, Health Systems Strengthening, Prevention with Positives (people living with HIV doing prevention work) and other areas of HIV education and care work.

For more information, please contact Dr Norah Obudho – Deputy Country Director, on nobudho@mildmay.or.ke or call +254 (0)723 251101

Partners

Centers for Disease Control (CDC) – www.cdc.gov  CDC fights disease and supports communities and citizens to do the same. They are funding Mildmay Kenya’s Tekeleza programme, working with fishing communities on the shores of Lake Victoria.

United States Agency for International Development (USAID) – www.usaid.gov       USAID are supporting Aphia Plus – a coalition of NGOs working for better health in Nyanza, Kenya. Mildmay Kenya’s role includes running children’s clubs and providing Home and Community Based Care.

The Global Fund to fight AIDS, TB & Malaria www.theglobalfund.org  The Global Fund provides funding to countries to support programs that prevent, treat and care for people with HIV and AIDS, tuberculosis and malaria. The Global Fund is supporting HIV Free Society, which has a focus on preventing mother to child transmission of HIV.

HIV in Kenya

Kenya has the forth-largest HIV epidemic in the world. In 2013 an estimated 1.6 million people were living with HIV, 190,000 were children and 820,000 were women (age 15 years and over).

Stats: www.unaids.org

Kenya Charity

Funding

To make a donation to the work in Kenya, please call the UK office on 020 7613 6311 and specify that you would like your donation to go to Mildmay Kenya. Or make a donation online and make a note that you would like it to go to the Kenya programme.

Supporting our work

Mildmay Kenya is always seeking new opportunities to work with NGOs and funders in developing programmes to tackle HIV.

Please contact Dr Steve Adudans – Executive Director to find out more about partnering with Mildmay to deliver essential HIV services. Call +254 (0)723 251101 or email sadudans@mildmay.or.ke

Jobs

Thank you for your interest, unfortunately we have no jobs at this time.