In Kenya there are 1.6 million people living with HIV. 90% of those are not getting the treatment they need. Infections are particularly high among marginalised groups such as men who have sex with men, sex workers and people who inject drugs.
We work with the Kenya AIDS NGO Consortium (KANCO), a network of over 1,000 organisations working not just in the HIV response, but across public health care in Kenya. KANCO works to strengthen its member organisations, improve community responses to HIV and integrate HIV and TB services. In 2013 KANCO provided voluntary counselling and testing to over 60,000 people, and reached nearly 39,000 people living with HIV with care and support services.
In Kenya, there are an estimated 18,000 injecting drug users. Through the Community Action on Harm Reduction programme, KANCO have implemented Kenya’s first ever needle exchange and methadone replacement services.
KANCO is also a partner in the multi-country SHARP programme, which aims to improve the sexual health and rights of men who have sex with men in Kenya, Tanzania, Uganda and Zimbabwe.