APHIA II Operations Research (OR) Project in Kenya is a three-year cooperative agreement between USAID/Kenya and Population Council. APHIA II OR seeks to find innovative ways to improve health service delivery in Kenya. It generates research evidence to guide the APHIA II partners and the Government of Kenya to develop programs that are responsive to the needs of the Kenyan people.
APHIA II is designed to provide improved, expanded and sustainable HIV/AIDS and tuberculosis (TB) prevention, treatment, care and support together with integrated reproductive health and family planning services. Increased service access and use and the promotion of healthy behaviors among key populations at risk of HIV infection are also objectives.
To empower communities in Kenya’s Eastern Province to take charge of their health by improving and expanding both facility-based services and community care for persons living with or affected by HIV/AIDS, TB, Malaria, and to improve the indicators of child survival and maternal morbidity and mortality. This is mainly achieved by building capacity and creating a continuum of care, reducing stigma and breaking barriers, while ensuring ongoing mentorship for sustainability.
CAP Kenya provides grant funding to, and strengthens the technical and organizational capacities of Kenyan civil society organizations (CSOs) engaging in HIV/AIDS prevention, care and support and service delivery activities.
The overall goal is to reduce HIV and AIDS infections in Kenya and Tanzania through a variety of HIV and AIDS prevention strategies. The three strategic objectives that guide the project’s interventions are (1) Expand skills-based HIV training for youth (2) Facilitate positive community discourse on HIV and AIDS (3) Reinforce the role of parents and other protective influences.