Capacity Strengthening to Support Provision of High Quality and Evidence-based HIV Prevention, Care and Treatment Services to Staff and Family Members of the Kenya Disciplined Services Community (Kenya Police, Administration Police, Kenya Wildlife Service)
Funding Amount Total: $20,000,000.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is sponsoring this funding opportunity. The purpose of this FOA is to strengthen capacity and fund existing activities to support Kenya Disciplined Service institutions in providing and implementing effective and efficient HIV prevention, care and treatment services as well as to incrementally transition the implementation and management of these services to these institutions.
Kenyan Disciplined Services staff often operates within high risk situations that increase their vulnerability to HIV infection. Key determinants of increased risk for the Disciplined Services communities include the following factors: living in congregate settings; very high work-related mobility; separation from families for long durations; engagement in long-hours, arduous work situations; work-related stress; hard to reach and remotely located duty locations such as national parks and border patrol zones; limited access to health services; and the fact that soldiers are trained to be bold and take risks as part of their law enforcement duties. In addition, about a third of staff has encountered workplace events including work related physical violence that made them susceptible to HIV acquisition.
The goal and objectives of the program in Kenya is to contribute towards Kenya’s HIV response of decreasing new infections and AIDS-related mortality by: 1. Providing optimal HIV age-appropriate combination prevention services to more than 80% of Disciplined Services staff and their families by 2018. Services should include HTC, linkage to care, PHDP, use of ARV drugs based prevention for discordant couples and other populations as per the Kenyan guidelines, PMTCT, VMMC, and EBI. 2. Providing comprehensive HIV care and treatment services in accordance to Kenya’s care and treatment guidelines in health facilities reaching more than 80% of HIV infected Disciplined Services staff and their families by 2018. 3. Providing technical assistance and capacity strengthening to allow program transition to Government of Kenya Disciplined Services institutions through incremental transitioning of tasks and funding to full transition by 2018.
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