Overview of the Kenya AIDS Strategic Framework (KASF) 2014/15-2018/19.

The Kenya Strategic Framework (KASF) 2014/15-2018/19, is a strategic guide for the country’s response to HIV at both national and county levels.  The framework addresses the drivers of the HIV epidemic and builds on achievements of the previous country strategic plans to achieve its goal of contributing to the countrys Vision 2030 through universal access to comprehensive HIV prevention, treatment and care.

KASF is aligned with the Constitution of Kenya 2010, which envisions a new environment for the governance and management of the national HIV and AIDS response, but also presents a major paradigm shift in the governance framework for response.

This KASF, premised on Kenya’s vision 2030 description of HIV and AIDS as ‘one of the greatest threats to socio economic development in Kenya’ marks a change in the approach of managing the national response from doing ‘business as usual’ to evidence and results-based multisectoral and decentralised planning.KASF has also mainstreamed gender and human rights in all aspects of the response planning and service delivery.

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The KASF 2014-2019 succeeds KNASP III that came to an end in June 2014.It builds on past KNASP success, partnerships, leadership and legislation.The KASF also provides strategic policy ,planning and implementation guidance and leadership for a co-ordinated multi-sectoral response to HIV and AIDS in Kenya.

The Framework is aligned to the ‘Three ones’ principles that guide the country’s authorities and their partners and investment case approach with emphasis on geographical, population and intervention prioritisation, feasibility and sustainability for impact.Moreover ,KASF is aligned with international, regional and national obligations, commitments and targets related to HIV and AIDS.

The KASF is driven by Kenyas long term vision for HIV control by 2030 in line with Kenyas economic and development vision of creating a globally competitive and prosperous nation with a high quality of life by 2030.

Vision

A Kenya free of HIV infections, stigma and AIDS related deaths

Goal

Contribute to achieving Vision 2030 through universal access to comprehensive HIV prevention, treatment and care.

KASF Objectives

1.Reduce new HIV infections by 75%

2.Reduce AIDS related mortality by 25%

3.Reduce HIV related stigma and discrimination by 50%

4.Increase domestic financing of the HIV response to 50%

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