USAID Jamii Tekelezi is a county-level service delivery program offering quality and sustainable HIV prevention, care, and treatment in the counties of Meru, Embu, Nyandarua, and Tharaka Nithi, as well as services for orphans and vulnerable children (OVC) in Meru. The project is funded by USAID.
The five-year project which began in March 2021 is being implemented by a consortium comprising the following partners:
- CHAK as the prime responsible for overall program leadership, coordination, partner/grant management
- Mission for Essential Drugs and Supplies (MEDS) for commodity security and commodity systems strengthening
- National Organization of Peer Educators (NOPE) responsible for HIV prevention for Key Populations (KPs) (Meru only); AGYWs and men in Meru and Tharaka Nithi County
- HIV Free Generation (HFG) - HIV prevention for AGYWs and men in Embu and Nyandarua
- IMA World Health (IMA) responsible for local partner capacity building (including prime mentorship) and surveillance support
The project’s objective is to enable the counties to achieve epidemiological control of HIV infections, while concurrently offering targeted health systems strengthening and capacity building interventions so that activities and responsibilities can incrementally and gradually transition to the county governments.
The project will support the respective county governments in responding to HIV/AIDS, safeguarding the rights and welfare of children and adolescents impacted by HIV/AIDS, and ensuring equitable access to and use of quality primary health care services.
- Sub-purpose 1: Increased access and demand for quality HIV prevention services in Meru, Tharaka Nithi, Embu and Nyandarua counties (1st 95)
- Sub-purpose 2: Increased access and demand for quality HIV treatment services in Meru, Tharaka Nithi, Embu and Nyandarua Counties (2nd 95)
- Sub-Purpose 3: Increased access to quality health and social services for OVC and their families (Meru County)
- Sub-purpose 5: Strengthened capacity of county health systems and local partners to deliver quality services (Meru, Tharaka Nithi, Embu and Nyandarua Counties)