Impact Research & Development Organization

Key Populations Investment Fund

KPIF (Key population investment fund) is a PEPFAR funded grant through CDC that aims to identify previously undiagnosed HIV infections among KPs, link them to care, retain them in care, and ensure they adhere to medication until they are (and remain) virally suppressed in order to not contribute towards HIV transmission to their partners (Undetectable=Untransmissible) U=U
The grant was awarded to local implementing partners that offer HIV prevention services to KP in Kenya, and is distinct from but augments/ helps to accelerate COP (PEPFAR country operation plan mainstream funding);

  • The core elements of KPIF include:
  • Scale up access to services (95:95:95)
  • Address structural barriers that inhibit access/effectiveness of HIV services
  • Implement Undetectable=Untransmittable (U=U) messaging
  • Invest in KP-led, KP-competent and trusted local partners
  • Capacity-strengthening of CSOs
  • Stakeholder engagement, including KP community leadership

The acceleration grant started in July 2019 and runs through to September 2020. It is implemented in 15 counties i.e. Kisumu, Nairobi, Migori, Homa Bay, Siaya, Embu, Makueni, Machakos, Kitui, Tharaka Nithi, Kirinyaga, Kiambu, Kisii, Mombasa and Murang’a by the following partners:
KP Consortium, IRDO, LVCT Daraja, LVCT Steps, HWWK, SAPTA, NOSET, CHS-NAISHI, CHS-TEGEMEZA PLUS, SWOP, BOMU Hospital, North Star Alliance, UCSF – SI, Palladium, UMB ,EGPAF, ICAP and NASCOP.