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Global Fund HIV/AIDS Grants

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Kenya is signing HIV/AIDS grants amounting to KShs 21.9 billion for the fiscal year 2015/2016 and 2016/17. The funding will be managed by three principal recipients:

• The National Treasury, KShs 17.7 billion

• Kenya Red Cross, KShs 3.7billion

• KANCO, KShs 0.6 billion The funds will support:

• Enrollment of additional 600,000 Adult and children HIV patients on ARVs

• Elimination of Mother to Child Transmission of HIV (eMTCT)

• HIV prevention among adolescents and youth including young women and girls, and Key Populations

 

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Forums to strenthen beneficiary service delivery

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The KRCS- Global Fund Program Management Unit (KRCS- GFPMU) team held a Sub-Recipient Annual Review Meeting at the Boma Inn-Eldoret as part of its process to strengthen service delivery commitment to their beneficiaries.

The review meeting focused on reflections of Phase 2 implementation of the Grant and principals and approaches of the New Funding Model.

The program focuses on promoting efforts towards implementing HIV prevention, care and support for its key population beneficiaries within Kenya through the Round 10 Global Fund Grant as Principal Recipient.

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KRCS-Global Fund Staff receive life Saving skills in First Aid training

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The KRCS- Global Fund Program Management Unit (KRCS- GFPMU) team in collaboration with the KRCS Training School held a First Aid workshop for its staff, July 20 to 22nd at the KRCS Training School.

Participants from the KRCS- GFPMU had a three day Basic First-Aid Training by certified trainers from the KRCS Training School, which included basic theory and practice for a first responder to emergencies.

The team was impacted with insights to emergencies that are not limited to care provided to preserve life, prevent the condition from worsening but also how to respond to emergency situations.

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STRENGTHENING OF HEALTHCARE SYSTEM IN KIAMBU COUNTY

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The enactment of a new constitution which outlines a framework to alleviate poverty, with a focus on improving governance and addressing inequalities in health, education, and economic growth has seen counties engaging in innovative measure to strengthen the national health care system. It is with this focus that Kiambu County through its Governor Willam Kabogo launched the county’s Health Strategic Plan that seeks to promote access to health care. Kenya Red Cross Society (KRCS) under the Global Fund programme participated in the launch by showcasing activities being implemented across KRCS and its partners Zinduka Africa and United Disability Empowerment Kenya.

Activities set out to demonstrate the Society’s blood safety preparedness to be donor ready as well as blood donation in support of the beyond zero campaign. Presiding over the ceremony was her Excellency the First Lady Margaret Kenyatta who handed over a fully kitted mobile clinic as part of the Beyond Zero Campaign.

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