Word from the leadership.
This LVCT Health annual report 2016-2017, highlights our programmes’ achievements and impact in reaching individuals and communities with HIV Testing, Prevention, Care and Treatment and Gender Based Violence services. During the year, we implemented many different strategies reaching more than 4 million people in 25 counties.
Greater focus was on HIV prevention among key and priority populations that include men who have sex with men, female sex workers, injecting drug users, adolescents, girls and young women. Among those on antiretroviral treatment at our facilities over 90% have undetectable viral load, with the exception of adolescents and persons who inject drugs who did not achieve the desired 90%.
Our youth programme reached more than 3 million young people with information and services, among them over 30,000 adolescent girls and young women who were identified to be at increased HIV vulnerability. More than 5,000 HIV and gender based violence service providers were trained at the LVCT Training Institute. We drew from our research studies and programmes to provide technical support for national policy development and to support county governments in service delivery. For example, in Mombasa, Bungoma, Kakamega, Nairobi and Vihiga counties we successfully piloted a novel model to provide HIV and other health services to lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender populations through public health facilities.
In Kitui and Nairobi we worked with the national and county governments to strengthen community health systems by implementing quality improvement approaches. These models aim to enhance sustainability of service delivery especially to vulnerable populations. Internationally we supported development and review of country operational plans, developed provider curriculum’s and supported national technical working groups on HIV and gender based violence capacities and plans.(Click image to open)