USAID Stawisha Pwani

Health Services Support Activity in Coastal Kenya

Region: Coastal Kenya (Kilifi, Mombasa, Kwale and Taita Taveta)

Funder: U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), U.S. President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR)

Project Duration: 2021 – 2026

Meet the Project Lead

Dr. Patrick Oyaro

Chief of Party, USAID Stawisha Pwani  

LVCT Health is implementing USAID Stawisha Pwani is a five-year program funded by the President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR) through the US Agency for International Development (USAID) to increase the use of quality county-led health services support and sustainability in quality of health services and systems for communities living in four coastal counties-Kilifi, Mombasa, Kwale and Taita Taveta.

The project seeks to strengthen county health systems with a focus on HIV Prevention and Treatment, Family Planning, Reproductive, Maternal, Child and Adolescent Health (FP/ RMNCAH) and Nutrition towards achieving sustainability in quality and systems of health services in the four coastal counties.  

Project Objectives

  • Increased demand for and access to quality HIV prevention services. 
  • Increased demand for and access to quality HIV treatment services. 
  • Use of quality FP, Reproductive, Maternal, Newborn, Child & Adolescent Health and Nutrition services (FP/RMNCAH). 
  • Strengthened capacity of county health systems, local partners and communities to deliver quality health services. 

Our Strategic Interventions

USAID Stawisha Pwani is implemented through a consortium of four organizations led by LVCT Health as the prime partner. The other partners are; the Center for International Health, Education, and Biosecurity—Kenya (CIHEB-Kenya), AMREF Health Africa in Kenya, and Population Reference Bureau (PRB) in collaboration with the four coastal counties. The program also works with Local Implementing Partners, who deliver services at the community level.

Target Population

*USAID Stawisha Pwani target population include, adolescents and adults living with HIV, adolescents and young people, men and women at risk of HIV,key population – men who have sex with men (MSM), female sex workers (FSW), transgender (TG) and persons who inject drugs (PWIDs), survivors of gender based violence, and community health workers and health care providers

Where we work