The National AIDS Control Council (NACC) was established under Section 3 of the State Corporations Act Cap 446 through the National AIDS Control Council Order, 1999 published vide Legal Notice No. 170 of 1999. NACC is a non-commercial organization whose mission is to:
“Provide policy and a Strategic framework for mobilizing and coordinating resources for the prevention of HIV transmission and provision of care and support to the infected and affected people in Kenya”.
“A Kenya Free of HIV infections,stigma and AIDS related deaths.
“To provide Policy and a Strategic framework for mobilizing and coordinating resources for prevention of HIV transmission and provision of care and support to the infected and affected people in Kenya”.
Since NACC is a National Coordinating Authority, it has some mandates that include-
- Provision of policy and a strategic framework
- Mobilization and coordination of resources
- Prevention of HIV transmission
- Care and support for those infected and affected by HIV and AIDS
This NACC mandate is recognized worldwide within the “three ones” principles namely:
- One agreed HIV and AIDS Action Framework that provides the basis for coordinating the work of all partners.
- One National AIDS Coordinating Authority with a broad based multi-sectoral mandate.
- One agreed country-level Monitoring and Evaluation (M&E) system.
Since its inception, NACC has had some notable achievements which include: the coordinating development and implementation of the Kenya AIDS Strategic Framework(KASF) and National HIV and AIDS Strategic Plans (KNASP I, KNASP II and KNASP III); the development of policies on key areas including orphans and vulnerable children; mainstreaming gender into the Kenya AIDS Strategic Framework (KASF) and engaging with key sectoral ministries to mainstream HIV and AIDS in the context of the Medium Term Expenditure Framework (MTEF) budget process.
To this end, NACC has four main objectives stipulated in the current Kenya AIDS Strategic Framework( 2014-2019) which are:
- Reduce new infections by 75%
- Reduce AIDS related mortality by 25%
- Reduce HIV related stigma and discrimination by 50%
- Increase domestic financing of the HIV response by 50%.