Bridging the Gaps: Kenya

Bridging the Gaps: Kenya

Program

Bridging the Gaps is alliance of nine international organisations and networks and more than 80 local and regional organisations, working towards the end of the AIDS epidemic among key populations.

Supported by global and regional level work, Bridging the Gaps works with over 80 partner organisations in 15 countries in three regions:
• Sub-Sahara Africa: Botswana, Kenya, Mozambique, South Africa, Tanzania, Uganda, and Zimbabwe.
• South East Asia: Indonesia, Myanmar, Nepal, Vietnam.
• Eastern Europe and Central Asia: Georgia, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan and Ukraine.

In Kenya, the programme works with, and for the health and human rights of, sex workers, LGBT people and people who use drugs, including those living with HIV.

Program details

Time frame
31 December 2015 - 30 December 2020
Budget
€ 4,147,507
Active in
Kenya

Nairobi, Mombassa

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Objectives

Bridging the Gaps partners in Kenya work towards ending AIDS among key populations through (1) a strengthened civil society that holds government to account; (2) increased fulfilment of human rights of key populations; and (3) increased SRHR and fewer infections.

Community groups

Sex workers, people who use drugs and LGBT people

Background

Kenya faces an HIV prevalence of 6%, which translates into an estimated 1.6 million PLHIV. Prevalence among people aged between 15 and 24 is largely attributed to new infections as opposed to the impact of the scale-up of HIV treatment. Kenya has both a generalised and a concentrated epidemic. The epidemic is deeply rooted among the general population while there is also a concentration of very high prevalence among KPs. KPs identified by the Mode of Transmission Study 2008 include SWs (29%) and their clients, MSM (18,2%), and PWID (18,3%). Access to ART has increased significantly during the past years throughout the entire country. However, it is estimated that still only 41% of all PLHIV in Kenya are currently receiving ART. Prevention of mother to child transmission (PMTCT) coverage is 63%. Co-infections are commonly seen in people living with HIV, including HIV/hepatitis B virus and HIV/hepatitis C virus. Kenya is one of 22 countries with the highest tuberculosis (TB) burden in the world, which in turn is largely attributed to the country’s high prevalence of HIV. Unsurprisingly, HIV/TB co-infection is common. The Kenyan Government is implementing all components of the STOP TB strategy.

Kenya faces an HIV prevalence of 6%, which translates into an estimated 1.6 million PLHIV. Prevalence among people aged between 15 and 24 is largely attributed to new infections as opposed to the impact of the scale-up of HIV treatment.2 Kenya has both a generalised and a concentrated epidemic. The epidemic is deeply rooted among the general population while there is also a concentration of very high prevalence among KPs. KPs identified by the Mode of Transmission Study 2008 include SWs (29%)3 and their clients, MSM (18,2%), and PWID (18,3%).4 Access to ART has increased significantly during the past years throughout the entire country. However, it is estimated that still only 41% of all PLHIV in Kenya are currently receiving ART5. Prevention of mother to child transmission (PMTCT) coverage is 63%. Co-infections are commonly seen in people living with HIV, including HIV/hepatitis B virus and HIV/hepatitis C virus. Kenya is one of 22 countries with the highest tuberculosis (TB) burden in the world, which in turn is largely attributed to the country’s high prevalence of HIV. Unsurprisingly, HIV/TB co-infection is common. The Kenyan Government is implementing all components of the STOP TB strategy.

Goals

< 200,000 new HIV infections globally
50%
Contributed within this program
Everyone living with HIV worldwide receives treatment
50%
Contributed within this program

Projects within this programme

Bridging the Gaps Sex Work Kenya HOYMAS

HOYMAS (Health Options for Young Men on HIV/AIDS & STI) is a male sex worker-led...

Bridging the Gaps Sex Work Kenya KESWA

KESWA (Kenya Sex Work Alliance) empowers new sex work groups in Kenya and trains...

Bridging the Gaps: Kenya

This programme is part of Bridging the Gaps: Kenya

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