The National AIDS Control Council was established through an executive order as a State Corporations under Act Cap 446 published vide Legal Notice No. 170 of 1999. The NACC is mandated to:
Develop policies, strategies and guidelines to address all the aspects of the HIV response
Mobilize resources and provide grants to implementing partners for the HIV response
Coordinate and supervise the implementation of the HIV programmes in the country
Identify and address sector-specific training needs and devise appropriate manpower development strategies
Facilitate the setting up of effective sectoral programmes for the management and control of HIV
Mobilize stakeholders including state and non-state actors to participate in the prevention and management of the HIV response
Develop national management information systems for the HIV response
Develop appropriate mechanisms for the monitoring and evaluation of the HIV and Sexually Transmitted Infections programmes
Lead in the advocacy and public relations for the HIV response
Collaborate with the local and international agencies which work in the HIV response
To be a responsive authority in the multi-sectoral coordination of the national HIV and AIDS response.
To provide Policy and 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.
The entity’s day-to-day management is under the following key organs:
The overriding mandate of National AIDS Control Council (NACC) is to provide leadership in policy and strategy formulation, resource mobilization and coordination of stakeholders in implementing and monitoring of the HIV response.