AIDS, Population and Health Integrated Assistance (APHIAplus) Nuru ya Bonde program is five-year partnership supported by the President’s Emergency Fund for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR) through the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) that aims improve access to health services in five of the 14 counties in Rift Valley region of Kenya.
The project works with the Government of Kenya and other partners to support health facilities to deliver quality services and enable communities to play a bigger role in identifying and solving health problems.
APHIAplus goes beyond strengthening health facilities to address more systemic challenges and underlying factors — including poverty, food insecurity, alcohol abuse, and sexual and gender-based violence — that inhibit healthy behaviours and uptake of quality services.
The pject strategies are built around the following core themes:
• Community Health Strategy
• Clinical Services
• Health Communication
• Strategic Information
• Program Management and Development (including capacity building of local organizations)
APHIAplus Nuru ya Bonde is implemented by a consortium led by FHI 360 that includes African Medical and Research Foundation (AMREF), Liverpool VCT, Care and Treatment (LVCT), Catholic Relief Services (CRS), the National Organization for Peer Educators (NOPE) and Gold Star Kenya.
Counties covered are: Nakuru, Narok, Laikipia, Baringo and Kajiado. There are some activities to support orphans and vulnerable children in Nandi County.