PS KENYA’S HIV and TB program uses an evidence-based approach to increase access to affordable, sustainable and high-quality HIV and TB services in the private sector across five strategic areas:
For years, through the support of The Global Fund, TB Reach and PEPFAR, PS Kenya has been driving demand generation for TB services and delivering TB services through its social franchise network, Tunza. PS Kenya is also integrating TB screening and treatment into all the HIV treatment facilities we support in the private sector, with a focus on improving case detection among People Living with HIV (PLHIV) and their contacts.
The HIV and TB program works collaboratively with:
In response to the existing gap PS Kenya through support of Stop TB Partnership and National TB Program is implementing TB Reach Wave 8 project which has focus to enhance TB active case finding among private providers through public private mix (PPM) initiative. The aim of PPM initiative is to improve early TB diagnosis irrespective of where the patients first seek care, in the health system, and to establish mechanisms that allow for efficient and high-quality diagnosis and treatment.
The project is using several interventions which include;
The project is being implemented in 7 Sub Counties in Nairobi County;
Activities are being carried out in over 300 registered private providers (Health facilities, Chemists, Stand-alone laboratories)
PS Kenya implements various social behavior change campaigns to reduce risky sexual practices among at risk and vulnerable populations. Evidence-based behavior change communication techniques promotes correct and consistent use of our products and to reduce high-risk behaviors. Campaigns are delivered through innovative and appropriate channels to reach those most at risk.
PS Kenya’s vision is to support the development of sustainable quality HIV care and treatment in the private sector. To this end, PS Kenya has been working with a network of 119 private provider ART (antiretroviral treatment) sites, 91 PMTCT (prevention of mother to child transmission) sites and 350 HTC (HIV testing and counselling) sites from both the Gold Star and Tunza networks to address these challenges with a focus on build provider capacity to offer quality HIV services through Continuous Quality Improvement (CQI) mentorship.
As part of the sustainability plan, PS Kenya also continued to support the franchise private providers to address sustainable private sector supply chain for drugs and diagnostics. In addition, we are working towards building a private sector where clients or insurance are willing to take on part of or all the costs.
In 1993, PS Kenya launched Trust condoms, the first socially marketed condom in Kenya aimed at increasing availability and accessibility targeting high-risk and sexually active groups. Since 1993, PS Kenya’s condom social marketing program, have made available more than 500,000,000 condoms.