STRATEGIC DIRECTION 1: Reducing new HIV infections

Key Intervention areas

  • Increase coverage of combination HIV prevention interventions
  • Prioritised populations and geographic locations for an equitable HIV response
  • Leveraging on different sectors and emerging technologies for HIV prevention
  • Maximising on the efficiencies and effectiveness of an intergrated HIV,TB/SRH prevention response

Expected results by 2019

  • Reduced annual new HIV infections among adults by 75%
  • Reduced HIV transmission rates from mother to child from 14% to less than 5%

STRATEGIC DIRECTION 2:  Improving Health Outcomes and Wellness of People Living With HIV

Key Intervention Areas Include:

  • Improve timely identification and linkage to care for persons diagnosed with HIV
  • Increase coverage of care and treatment with a particular focus on reducing the loss in the cascade of care
  • Scale up interventions to improve quality of care and improve health outcomes
  • Scale up nutrition interventions to improve nutrition status and improve health outcomes

Expected results by 2019

  • Increased linkage to care within 3 months of HIV diagnosis to 90% for children, adolescents and adults
  • Increased ART coverage to 90% for children, adolescents and adults
  • Increased retention on ART at 12 months to 90% in children, adolescents and adults
  • Increased viral suppression to 90% in children, adolescents and adults

STRATEGIC DIRECTION 3: Using a human rights approach to facilitate access to services for PLHIV, Key populations and other priority groups in all sectors

Priority intervention Areas.

  • Remove barriers to access of HIV, SRH and rights information and services in public and private entities
  • Improve National and County legal and policy environment for protection and promotion of the rights of priority and key populations and people living with HIV
  • Reduce and monitor stigma and discrimination, social exclusion and gender-based violence
  • Improve access to legal and social justice and protection from stigma and discrimination in the public and private sector

Expected results by 2019

  • Reduced self-reported stigma and discrimination related to HIV and AIDS by 50%
  • Reduced levels of sexual and gender-based violence for PLHIV, key populations, women, men, boys and girls by 50%
  • Increased protection of human rights and improved access to justice for PLHIV, key populations and other priority groups including women, boys and girls
  • Reduced social exclusion for PLHIV, key populations, women, men, boys and girls by 50%

STRATEGIC DIRECTION 4:  Strengthening integration of health and community systems

Key Intervention Areas

  • Build a competent, motivated and adequately staffed workforce at National and County levels to deliver HIV services integrated in the essential health package.
  • Strengthen health service delivery system at national and county levels for the delivery of HIV services integrated in the essential health package
  • Improve access to and rational use of quality essential products and technologies for HIV prevention, treatment and care services
  • Strengthen community service delivery system at national and county levels for the provision of HIV prevention, treatment and care services

Expected Results by 2019

  • Improved health workforce for the HIV response at both county and national levels by 40%
  • Increased number of health facilities ready to provide KEPH-defined HIV and AIDS services from 67% to 90%
  • Strengthened HIV commodity management through effective and efficient management of medicine and medical products
  • Strengthened community-level AIDS competency

STRATEGIC DIRECTION 5: Strengthening research and innovation to inform the KASF goals

Priority intervention area

  • Resource and implement an HIV research agenda informed by KASF
  • Increase evidence-based planning, programming and policy changes

Expected Results by 2019

  • Increased evidence-based planning, programming and policy changes by 50%
  • Increased implementation of research on the identified KASF-related HIV priorities by 50%
  • Increased capacity to conduct HIV research at country and county levels by 10%

STRATEGIC DIRECTION 6: Promoting utilisation of strategic information for research and monitoring and evaluation (M&E) to enhance programming

Key Intervention Areas

Strengthen M&E capacity to effectively track the KASF performance and HIV epidemic dynamics at all levels

  • Ensure harmonised, timely and comprehensive routine and non-routine monitoring systems to provide quality HIV data as per national, county and sector priority information needs
  • Establish multi-sectoral and integrated real time HIV platform to provide updates on HIV epidemic response accountability at county and national level

Expected Results By 2019

  • Increased availability of strategic information to inform HIV response at national and county level
  • Planned evaluations, reviews and surveys implemented and results disseminated in timely manner
  • M&E Information Hubs Established at National Level and County Levels and providing comprehensive information package on key KASF Indicators for decision making

STRATEGIC DIRECTION: 7:

Increasing domestic financing for sustainable HIV response

Key Intervention Areas

  • Maximise efficiency of existing delivery options for increased value and results within existing resources
  • Promote innovative and sustainable domestic HIV financing options
  • Align HIV resources/investment to strategic framework priorities

Expected Result BY 2019

Increased domestic financing for HIV response to 50%


STRATEGIC DIRECTION 8: Promoting accountable leadership for delivery of the KASF results by all sectors and actors

Key intervention Areas

  • Build and sustain high level political and technical commitment for strengthened country and counties’ ownership of the HIV response
  • Entrench good governance and strengthen multi-sector and multi-partner accountability for delivery of KASF results
  • Establish and strengthen functional and competent HIV co-ordination mechanism at the national and county level

 Expected Results By 2019

  • Good governance practices and accountable leadership entrenched for the multi-sectoral HIV and AIDS response at all levels
  • Effective and well-functioning stakeholder co-ordination and accountability mechanisms in place and fully operationalised at national and county levels
  • An enabling policy, legal and regulatory framework for the multi-sectoral HIV and AIDS response strengthened and fully aligned to the Constitution of Kenya 2010.

Click here to see the Executive Summary of the KASF Strategic Directions and highlights of Key Achievements in KENYA AIDS RESPONSE PROGRESS REPORT 2018

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