This project ended September 30, 2009. This component of the MCA-TP addressed the specific challenges of procurement in the healthcare sector, where inefficient or even corrupt practices can have devastating human consequences.
The Threshold Program helped to strengthen the capacity of the Government of Kenya procurement entity for medical supplies, Kenya Medical Supplies Agency (KEMSA) and the ability of KEMSA and government health facilities to manage their supply chain.
USAID and MCC are building the capacity of the Kenya Public Procurement Oversight Authority (PPOA) to implement government-wide changes in the public procurement system to create a public procurement system that is transparent, accountable and efficient.
WJEI is a three year, $55,000,000 program to support the efforts of Benin, Kenya, South Africa and Zambia to combat violence against women. It was designed to raise awareness and improve the capacity in these countries to investigate and prosecute perpetrators and assist female victims of rape and abuse.
The purpose of the Kenya WJEI program is to bolster women's justice and empowerment by addressing the following interrelated program elements:
Mobilize and strengthen family and community-based responses to provide care and support, with an emphasis on psychosocial care, to HIV-affected and other vulnerable children and adolescents AND to increase the capacity of HIV-affected and other vulnerable children and adolescents to meet their own needs, through active participation in national and district-level programs and policy development and access to formal and non- formal education.
ARK’s main goal is to expand and strengthen HIV/AIDS prevention efforts through changes in behaviour that will reduce the risk among youth 10-24 years of becoming infected with HIV-primarily through abstinence and mutual faithfulness within a balanced ABC framework while creating supportive family and community environments. It combines the reach and power of the faith community with the weight of proven public health communication methodologies to strengthen HIV prevention efforts for young people in Kenya.
To contribute to reduced stigma and HIV infections among children and young people in 26 targeted districts in Kenya by 2010 The project has four main objectives; to reach and support 240,000 children and young people to adopt safer behaviors, mobilize 62,000 people to access counseling and testing services, provide PMTCT services to 11,000 families and to develop a consortium of the six organizations (CPAK) in to a sustainable and independent organization.
To strengthen institutional and human resource capacity to effectively manage pharmaceutical systems in support of USAID priority health interventions. SPS Program focuses on improving governance and polices in the pharmaceutical sector, strengthening pharmaceutical systems and financing mechanisms, containing antimicrobial resistance, and enhancing access to and appropriate use of medicines.
USAID awarded Management Sciences for Health (MSH) its 5-year Strengthening Pharmaceutical Systems (SPS) Program in June 29th 2007.
The purpose of the intervention is to bring about positive changes in the sexual behavior of secondary school students in Forms 1 and 2, which will reduce their risk of HIV infection using a holistic approach in school. Adapted from Primary School Action for Better Health (PSABH), SSABH is an effective model of behavior change intervention to be implemented in 150 secondary schools.
The Ministry of Education, signed a one-year contract with CfBT Education Trust in January 2009. The project began in April 2009 and will end in March 2010.
Helping youth make healthy choices that prevent new HIV infections specifically through abstinence, secondary abstinence and delay in sexual debut (by mobilizing community response to HIV/AIDS crisis and building & expanding capacity of community and government organs).