UNFPA’s mandate is to strengthen National and Kilifi County’s to provide integrated sexual and Reproductive Health services. In line with the United Nations Development Assistant Framework, for people in Kenya to have increased and equitable access to quality health services including Sexual Reproductive Health. And that all women, men and children in need, including key and priority populations have equitable access to quality HIV prevention, treatment and care services. In addition, marginalized and vulnerable people have increased access to social protection and services for prevention and response to gender based violence (GBV) by 2022, UNFPA has collaborated with ICRHK in implementing SRH and GBV programs in Kilifi and Mombasa Counties. This will contribute to the implementation of ICPD25 national commitments through projects targeting female sex worker (FSW), sexual and gender-based violence (SGBV) management and response, and strengthen supply chain management in Isiolo, Migori and Homabay, through Health Strat: rollout and scale-up Qualipharm. Expected results include: increased access to comprehensive and integrated SRH/HIV/GBV services, improved RH commodity data quality, reporting and use.
Current status of development
The ICRHK Kilifi program provides comprehensive package of services to 4,000 female sex workers annually, in Kilifi North and South sub counties. Provision of services is through Drop in Center models that serves as a safe space for female sex workers: and community outreaches. Program implementation is vested on the Community Health Volunteer (CHV) model, in key populations program referred to as peer education for mobilization of sex workers for services: provision of condoms to the hotspots, health education and referral for clinical services. Our services include HIV counselling and testing, care and treatment services for persons living with HIV, STI treatment, TB screening, Family Planning, cervical cancer screening, prevention and response to sexual and gender based violence cases through community paralegals. At the CGTRH, the Gender Based and Recovery Center, an ICRHK center established in 2007 has served over 7,000 SGBV survivors. The center was established in collaboration with the coast general teaching and referral Hospital, and provides clinical management, psychosocial counselling and legal action for sexual and gender based violence survivors. Both programs work together with the County governments in Kilifi and Mombasa, and other key stakeholders: National Police service, chief’s, religious leaders, NASCOP and civil societies. Through Health Strat, the program is working to improve RH commodity quality in Isiolo, Migori and Homabay, and strengthen the supply chain management.