Mombasa County: We hosted a USAID Kenya and Washington team for a learning visit on the Key population programming within our USAID Stawisha Pwani project.
The team visited health facilities and drop-in centres, interacting with service providers and some project beneficiaries.
During the visit, the team were taken through some of the project’s best practices that have significantly contributed to reaching the key population with HIV prevention, care and treatment services.
USAID Stawisha Pwani implements HIV prevention interventions targeting key populations in partnership with the Coast Sex Workers Association, WACHA and the International Centre for Reproductive Health -Kenya in Mombasa County.
USAID Stawisha Pwani has, in the last two years, reached over 40,000 key population with HIV prevention services. These include a package of services through differentiated service delivery strategies, which ensures periodic HIV testing; provision of condoms, PEP and PrEP; frequent health talks; and distribution of Information Education and communication materials at the Dices and hot spots.
The project also supports the Omari Project, Reach-Out Trust and Muslim Education Welfare Association (MEWA) to program for Persons who inject drugs (PWID) and 5 Medically Assisted Therapy Clinics in Mombasa (Kisauni, Miritini, Shima La Tewa), Kombani in Kwale and Malindi and Watamu MAT clinics in Kilifi