Detailed Mechanism Funding and Narrative

Years of mechanism: 2010 2011 2012 2013

Details for Mechanism ID: 9141
Country/Region: Kenya
Year: 2010
Main Partner: Catholic Relief Services
Main Partner Program: NA
Organizational Type: FBO
Funding Agency: HHS/HRSA
Total Funding: $13,881,680

Catholic Relief Services(CRS) through the AIDS Relief Consortium supports a standard package of basic HIV care services, including antiretroviral treatment (ART), tuberculosis (TB)/HIV, and prevention of mother to child transmission (PMTCT) at 25 Mission and several satellite clinics located all over Kenya. Recently, CRS has been funded to support and expand male circumcision. Activities are accomplished by offering on-site material and technical support to build the capacity of these local facilities to provide the services. The package of HIV clinical care services will include cotrimoxazole prophylaxis, treatment of opportunistic infections, nutritional supplementation, TB screening, and sexually transmitted infection (STI) diagnosis and treatment, PMTCT, improved access to malaria prevention interventions, and safe water for pediatric households. CRS also supports staff salaries, training of staff and laboratory evaluation. Institutional capacity is also strengthened through support for strategic information systems, commodities management, and finance and administrative management capacities. CRS collaborates with various in-country organizations (government, FBO, NGO) for additional training resources. Leveraging of other resources through wrap-around programs will increase access to clean water, provide insecticide treated bednets, and support improved nutrition.

CRS and its consortium members will also work towards building the capacity of an indigenous organization to implement comprehensive prevention, care and treatment activities and compete for USG and other funds as required by the class deviation waiver for track 1 partner.

These activities complement the activities funded through track 1 treatment program area( HTXS).

Funding for Care: Adult Care and Support (HBHC): $1,130,000


Funding for Treatment: Adult Treatment (HTXS): $10,051,680

$4,200,000 - country funds; and $5,851,680 - central funds

Funding for Testing: HIV Testing and Counseling (HVCT): $100,000

Catholic Relief Services (CRS), working within the AIDSRelief consortium, will begin to work with the Kenyan ministries of health and the National AIDS and STI control program at the national, provincial and district levels to support the provision of HIV testing and counseling services in all health facilities in five provinces of Nyanza, Central, Eastern, Western, Coast and Nairobi. The partner will specifically support provider initiated HIV testing and counseling (PITC) provided by all health workers as part of routine minimum package of care for all patients, family members and relatives regardless of their presenting signs and symptoms. This shall be in line with the Kenya National AIDS Strategic Plan for HIV AIDS (KNASP III) that aims to attain universal access to HIV testing and counseling by 2013.

CRS will support HIV testing and counseling for 30,000 patients, family members and relatives in 2010-2011 program year. It will also support training of 40 health care workers on PITC, support staff salaries, continuous medical education, promotional meetings, national and regional coordination meetings, quality assurance activities, printing of recording and reporting tools, supplies and other relevant logistics. CRS will continue to ensure that at least 30% of all out patients and 80% of all patients admitted in the health facilities are provided HIV testing and counseling and received their results as per national guidelines. The CRS will work closely with NASCOP and the ministry of medical services, medical superintendants and other relevant leadership to ensure that a positive attitude and support is given towards routine HIV testing and counseling. It will also work towards ensuring high level of quality through supporting of regular supervisions, mentorships, and external test validation and proficiency testing as per the Kenya national quality assurance strategy. Finally, CRS will work to ensure effective referral and linkages to prevention, care and treatment depending on the outcome of the HIV testing and counseling.

Funding for Care: Pediatric Care and Support (PDCS): $180,000


Funding for Treatment: Pediatric Treatment (PDTX): $770,000


Funding for Strategic Information (HVSI): $300,000


Funding for Care: TB/HIV (HVTB): $1,350,000