Kenya has the joint fourth-largest HIV epidemic in the world (alongside Mozambique and Uganda), in 2013 statistic show that 1.6 million people were living with HIV. Roughly 58,000 people died from AIDS-related illnesses in the same year although this dropped by 32% between 2009 and 2013.There are now 1.1 million children orphaned by AIDS. Mildmay Kenya empowers communities to deliver HIV health care services through support, education and training. We provide psychological support through play therapy, home nursing, access to treatment and support with adherence to HIV medication,counselling, support around disclosing HIV and issues around stigma. We also reach out to key at-risk populations to reduce new HIV infection and minimise transmission.
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Mildmay Kenya empowers communities to deliver HIV health care services through support, education and training.
In Kenya there are estimated to be 1.1 million children orphaned by AIDS. We provide psychological support through play therapy, home nursing, access to treatment and support with adherence (to HIV medication) counselling, support around disclosing HIV, and issues around tackling and coping with stigma.
Mildmay Kenya’s impact includes:
Reaching 8,430 people living with HIV with prevention education and information.
Supporting 2,600 children living with HIV with medication and adherence, psychological and social support,
The creation of 281 community support groups helping to prevent infection within communities reaching 1,858 people living with HIV.
The creation of 315 nutrition demonstration centres across 359 community units, for people living with HIV to learn good farming practices. This has resulted in increased harvests and greater income generation.
TB screening for 2,697 people.
132 Community Health Workers, engaged and retained.
Home visits to 34, 635 homes, benefitting 2,504 people living with HIV.
2,744 women referred for ante-natal care, preventing mother-to-child HIV transmission.
Mildmay Kenya’s current work includes:
Tekeleza program funded by Centers for Disease Control, USA: 2010 – 2015
Working to empower and support people within key at-risk populations to reduce new HIV infections and minimize transmission or re-infection. These include fisherfolk and commercial sex workers. Female sex workers have the highest reported HIV prevalence of any group in Kenya.
HIV Free Society – Prevention of Mother to Child Transmission, funded by the Global Fund: 2012-2017
2,744 women have been referred for ante-natal care, preventing mother to child transmission.
Here is just one story:
Rachael is living with HIV and has just given birth to Maria her third child. She lost one child to HIV and her other is also living with HIV. Margaret, a Mildmay trained Community Health Worker, talks about meeting Maria for the first time.
“A tiny hand holds on to my finger with a firm but warm grip. Huge black eyes peer at me from under a tattered piece of cloth that acts as a shawl, her curly hair is soft to touch. Her name is Maria and she is a beautiful and healthy baby. Her mother Rachael is one of Mildmay’s clients who we supported to receive anti natal care, hospital delivery and anti retroviral HIV medication. Thanks to this care Maria has been born free from HIV. Rachael is overjoyed and says ‘this feels like a new beginning, full of hope. This should not just be the dream of every parent, but the way of the future.’
“ There is simply no good reason why thousands of women and children in Kenya should die during childbirth today” James Macharia, Cabinet Secretary for Health.
AphiaPlus – Children’s Clubs, Home and Community Based Care, funded by USAID: 2011 – 2016
Is a five-year project dedicated to improving the well-being and security of people who are marginalized and poor. The work includes initiatives to support economic security, and to improve food, nutrition, education, water , sanitation and hygiene. 315 nutrition demonstration centres across 359 community units have been created for people living with HIV to learn good farming practices. This has resulted in increased harvests and greater income generation.
There are also plans to create a new project using the vital work with prisoners that was part of the Boresha programme, which came to an end in June 2013.
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 email@example.com or call +254 (0)57 2024172
Download a brochure about the degree programme.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org or call +254 (0)723 251101
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.
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).
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 email@example.com
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