Overview of the Kenya AIDS Strategic Framework II (KASF II) 2020/21-2024/25
The Kenya AIDS Strategic Framework (KASF II) (2020/2021 – 2024/2025) provide the strategic directions that will lead to accelerated progress towards a Kenya free of HIV infections, stigma and AIDS related deaths.
The Kenya AIDS Strategic Framework (II) provides guidance for implementing an evidence-based HIV response. It outlines priority interventions and emphasis on the need to create an enabling system to maximise on the impact of interventions. KASF II leverages the gains made under Kenya AIDS Strategic Framework I (KASF 1) which was implemented through the County AIDS Strategic Plans (CASPs). It promotes the need to strengthen and bring to scale interventions and approaches that have yielded results. It is also premised on the Constitution of Kenya (2010) that stipulates the right to highest attainable standard of health to all citizens and guides the full engagement of counties in the national health response. The framework builds on the gains made in the devolved system of planning and governance of the AIDS programmes in Kenya. It is aligned with the Kenya Universal Health Coverage agenda and its roadmap, Kenya’s Vision 2030, the Kenya Health Sector Strategic Plan (KHSSP) of 2018/2019 – 2022/2023, as well as global and regional health commitments. The development of this framework has been informed by epidemic appraisals and the response. The framework has been developed during a period when the world is faced with global COVID-19 pandemic challenge and thus has taken COVID-19 related disruptions into consideration. It provides guidance on priority interventions for implementation.
VISION: A Kenya free of HIV infections, stigma and AIDS-related deaths.
GOAL: To provide comprehensive HIV prevention, treatment, care and support towards Universal Health Coverage for all people in Kenya.
- Reduce new HIV infections by 75%
- Reduce AIDS-related mortality by 50%
- Micro-eliminate viral hepatitis and reduce the incidence of sexually transmitted infections
- Reduce HIV related stigma and discrimination to less than 25%
- Increase domestic financing for the HIV response to 50%
The Kenya Strategic Framework (KASF) 2014/15-2018/19, was a strategic guide for the country’s response to HIV at both national and county levels. The framework addressed the drivers of the HIV epidemic and builds on achievements of the previous country strategic plans to achieve its goal of contributing to the country’s Vision 2030 through universal access to comprehensive HIV prevention, treatment and care.
KASF was aligned with the Constitution of Kenya 2010, which envisioned a new environment for the governance and management of the national HIV and AIDS response, but also presented 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 also mainstreamed gender and human rights in all aspects of the response planning and service delivery.
The KASF 2014-2019 succeeded 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 KASF was also 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.
A Kenya free of HIV infections, stigma and AIDS related deaths
Contribute to achieving Vision 2030 through universal access to comprehensive HIV prevention, treatment and care.
- Reduce new HIV infections by 75%
- Reduce AIDS related mortality by 25%
- Reduce HIV related stigma and discrimination by 50%
- Increase domestic financing of the HIV response to 50%