Nyeri 27 July 2023: LVCT Health signed a partnership agreement with the County Government of Nyeri to strengthen HIV/TB prevention and treatment services in the county.
The agreement will promote collaboration between the County Government of Nyeri, the Department of Health Services, Public Health and Sanitation, and LVCT Health in the areas of health system strengthening and support delivery of HIV and TB services including expanding the delivery of quality health care for prevention of mother to child transmission of HIV, continuous capacity building and mentorship of county healthcare workers among others.
“We are happy about this new partnership with LVCT Health as we work towards ensuring we achieve epidemic control not only here but in the country”, said H.E Mutahi Kahiga, Governor Nyeri County.
The partnership is aimed at ensuring sustainability of HIV and TB services through County led, County owned and County funded
Dhibiti project is supporting six (75%) of the eight sub-counties in Nyeri County, namely Mukurweini, Mathira East, Mathira West, Kieni East, Othaya, and Nyeri Central, while working with the County and Sub- County structure to ensure collaboration, shared work planning and implementation of sustainable health services for key and priority populations.
Speaking during the ceremony, Dr Lilian Otiso, Executive Director, LVCT Health, noted that the partnership is a step towards contributing to the health and well-being of the project target population as she handed over the MOU document to the governor. Dhibiti is a Kiswahili word for taking control of the HIV epidemic by the county governments, is a five-year project funded by the President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR) through the Centres for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC in Kenya).