Our Work

UoN- USAID Fahari ya Jamii implements tailored interventions that build the capacity of the national and county governments to plan, coordinate and manage high-quality, cost-effective HIV services that are readily accessible to those who need them. Through a county-led and owned, data-driven, and evidence-based approach the project supports the counties to provide:

HIV prevention services

  • Increase the availability and use of HIV prevention services for priority populations
  • Immediate introduction of antiretroviral therapy (ART), pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP), and voluntary medical male circumcision (VMMC)
  • HIV prevention interventions targeting key populations in Nairobi, including community sensitization, distribution and promotion of condoms and lubricants, and PrEP initiation
  • Increase targeted HIV testing services
  • Counseling and testing with immediate return of results
  • Provision of condoms and safer-sex messages

HIV care and treatment and TB/HIV services

  • Provision of community support for testing and access to services, treatment literacy, adherence counseling, loss to follow-up, facility-community referral linkages, and support to differentiated care models (e.g., multi-month prescriptions and community-level refills).
  • Improve the linkage to treatment for individuals newly testing positive for HIV.
  • Immediate initiation of care services.
  • ART in tuberculosis (TB) units and linking clients with TB/HIV co-infection to services, including nutritional assessment.
  • Ensure long-term follow-up of patients receiving care and treatment services.
  • Differentiated Service Delivery (DSD).

Prevention of Mother to Child Transmission (PMTCT) services

  • Routine HIV and syphilis testing.
  • Immediate ART for PMTCT clients.
  • Early infant diagnosis and follow-up.
  • Treatment continuity and adherence to ART Treatment for PMTCT Clients.

Family planning, Reproductive, Maternal, Neonatal, Child and adolescent, and youth health (FP/RMNCAH) and nutrition services

  • Use of quality family planning, reproductive, maternal, newborn, child & adolescent health, and nutrition services.
  • Assisted delivery services with a trained provider for pregnant women with HIV.

Health Systems Strengthening: commodity, laboratory strengthening, policy and finance, and monitoring and evaluation

  • Increase uptake of and adherence to quality HIV treatment services and improve commodity security and management.
  • Aid in the logistics of supply reporting and restocking, along with using data for decision-making.
  • Provision of laboratory support to ensure quality testing.
  • Strengthen the capacity of county health systems, local partners, and communities to deliver quality health services.
  • Strengthen institutional capacity and accountability for facility and county management of the HIV response
  • Technical assistance to strengthen capacities in monitoring and evaluation activities, data systems, data collection, analysis, reporting, and continuous quality improvement.

COVID-19 vaccination support to Nairobi and Kajiado County

  • Human resource support through recruitment of healthcare workers, data clerks, and community health volunteers to support the vaccination exercise.
  • Logistic support- procurement of commodities for vaccination
  • M&E support through a DHIS2 platform for data monitoring

Target Population

As an integrated health program, UoN-USAID Fahari ya Jamiiโ€™s target population includes:

  • Children, adolescents, and adults living with HIV
  • Adolescents and young people, men, and women at risk of HIV
  • Key population - Men Who Have Sex with Men (MSM), Female Sex Workers (FSW),
  • Survivors of gender-based violence
  • Community health workers and health care providers

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