Detailed Mechanism Funding and Narrative

Years of mechanism: 2010 2011 2012 2013

Details for Mechanism ID: 9127
Country/Region: Kenya
Year: 2012
Main Partner: FHI 360
Main Partner Program: NA
Organizational Type: NGO
Funding Agency: USAID
Total Funding: $0

This activity will: 1. Strengthen peer education on SRH in University of Nairobi (UON), United States International University (USIU) and Kenyatta University (KU), referred to as the universities by training an additional 150 new peer educators (PEs) and retraining 100 previously trained peer educators and equipping them with behavior change communication skills2. Reach individuals in the universities and their surrounding communities with messages on prevention of HIV and unintended pregnancy, via radio messaging, thematic events, behavior change communication groups (BCCGs), promotional information materials and online social networks3. Integrate SRH activities into existing HIV and AIDS prevention activities4. Build the capacity of the universities (UON, USIU and KU) to carry out SRH interventions for students in the universities and enhance project sustainability5. Assess effectiveness of integration of SRH activities in improving students utilization of services through strengthened monitoring and evaluation

This activity supports GHI/LLC and is completely funded with pipeline funds in this budget cycle.

Global Fund / Programmatic Engagement Questions

1. Is the Prime Partner of this mechanism also a Global Fund principal or sub-recipient, and/or does this mechanism support Global Fund grant implementation? No

Funding for Sexual Prevention: Other Sexual Prevention (HVOP): $0

Support the capacity building of the University Health Staff to provide an integrated RH/HIV services including information and also develop a transition plan to ensure sustainability of the interventions [390 USD]

FHI 360 has collaborated with and built the capacity of I Choose Life (ICL) to reduce HIV, other sexually transmitted infections (STIs) and unintended pregnancies among youth in institutions of higher learning since 2005. This collaboration to advance the ABC approach for infection prevention and averting unintended pregnancies began at the University of Nairobi (UoN) and has now been scaled up to other universities. In addition, training of university health services staff in RH/HIV integration as well as breast and cervical cancer screening was recently added to the intervention package.In the upcoming year, FHI 360 proposes to continue to collaborate with ICL to:

Support, strengthen and sustain peer education activities at University of Nairobi, United States International University, Daystar University and Kenyatta University campuses through peer education and behavior change communication activities (- train 150 on peer education, train 40 on BCC,100 on life skills & 25 as Campus Change Agents & supervisors, reach 30,000 individuals thro thematic events, reach 2,500 thro gender forums, broadcast SRH messages on 3 campus radio stations to reach 40,000 individuals, reach 6,000 through bulk text messages, print 10,000 copies of BCC materials, 20 BCCGs to reach 200 students, offer);Build capacity of university health services staff to provide integrated RH/HIV services on campuses, including RH cancer screening, in collaboration with the MOH (train 10 service providers on breast & cervical cancer screening & supervision of services and provide these services and STI screening to 2,000 individuals, counsel and test 6,000 individuals & offer SRH services thro other collaborations to 5,000) ; andDevelop transition plans for sub recipient I Choose Life to sustain components of the intervention package in collaboration with the universities (initiate adopt-a-peer educator approach to reach 30 alumni; conduct 2 meetings with administrations of universities).

Subpartners Total: $0
I Choose Life: NA
Key Issues Identified in Mechanism
Family Planning