Detailed Mechanism Funding and Narrative

Years of mechanism: 2010 2011 2012 2013

Details for Mechanism ID: 9127
Country/Region: Kenya
Year: 2013
Main Partner: FHI 360
Main Partner Program: NA
Organizational Type: NGO
Funding Agency: USAID
Total Funding: $461,039

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 skills

2. 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 networks

3. Integrate SRH activities into existing HIV and AIDS prevention activities

4. Build the capacity of the universities (UON, USIU and KU) to carry out SRH interventions for students in the universities and enhance project sustainability

5. 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.

Funding for Testing: HIV Testing and Counseling (HVCT): $400,000

FHI360 will continue to support ICL to provide HIV counseling and testing (HTC) targeting youth aged 18 years and above at Kenyatta University, University of Nairobi and United States International University.HTC will be provided as an entry to behavior change and identification of youth living with HIV for care and treatment referrals and support. HTC will be provided through mobile outreaches at the institutions in collaboration with trained ICL supported HTC service providers. HTC Clients will be followed up by ICL with risk reduction counseling, condom self-efficacy promotion and referrals for care and support to local comprehensive care centers offering youth friendly HIV treatment and care services. Youth living with HIV will be trained to promote HIV prevention with positives. HTC test kits will be provided by the District AIDS and STIs Coordinator (DASCO) through local health facilities.

Data on HTC including referral services will be collected through HTC registers to be provided by the DASCOs. Locally developed registers will be used to capture data on numbers of individuals trained as peer educators, BCC campus change agents and supervisors and individuals reached with BCC messages.

Funding for Sexual Prevention: Other Sexual Prevention (HVOP): $61,039

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) ; and

Develop 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
Cross Cutting Budget Categories and Known Amounts Total: $50,000
Gender: Gender Equality $50,000
Key Issues Identified in Mechanism
Family Planning