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Its principal mandate is to design and implement public health programs and research studies that benefit vulnerable populations, especially young people and women in Kenya.



hrough the DREAMS Initiative, we provide a comprehensive package of evidence-based biomedical, behavioral and structural interventions designed to work together to reduce new infections..

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The Adolescents and Young People's Program (AYP)

The Adolescents and Young People's Program (AYP)

Goal: To develop and implement a HIV prevention intervention to reduce HIV risk and scale up access to HIV prevention and treatment. Coverage: Bonchari and Kitutu chache North Sub counties..

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PrEP commonly known as “Truvada” is a single pill taken daily to prevent one from acquiring HIV when at a substantial ongoing risk of acquisition of HIV.This was scaled up to the Key population..

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Impact Research and Development Organization (IRDO) is funded by PEPFAR through CDC to provide Key Population services in Homabay and Siaya Counties. The targeted populations..

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Key Populations Investment Fund (KPIF)

Key Populations Investment Fund (KPIF)

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..

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These are evidence based behavioural interventions targeting specific populations. The Specific Interventions include:

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It is a simple surgical procedure that is performed by trained medical providers under local anesthesia (To prevent pain) We provide this service alongside HIV Testing and Counseling, Risk Reduction Counseling, Condom Promotion and Distribution and STI Screening and Treatment.
According to the World Health Organization (WHO) male circumcision was found to reduce the female to male sexual transmission of HIV by 60% therefore in 2007 WHO and UNAIDS recommended VMMC as a key component of HIV prevention in countries with high HIV prevalence and low level of male circumcision.
Impact Research & Development Organization (IRDO) IRDO is one of the pioneers of VMMC service providers in Kenya since 2008 in Siaya, Kisumu &Homabay and it has provided VMMC services in Busia County since 2012 to date
The target populations in VMMC are males aged 10years and above with more focus and emphasis on the males between (15- 29) years of age.
VMMC program Objective
Objective 1:  To provide males with minimum package of VMMC through static, outreach and mobile VMMC services
Objective 2: To carry out our Social Mobilization, Communication and Demand Creation to increase the uptake of VMMC
Objective 3: To provide VMMC Trainings, Internal and External Quality Assurance and Quality Controls
Objective 4: To collaborate with PHMT and CHMTs/SCHMTs to Accelerate VMMC Uptake
Objective 5: To collaborate with VMMC Sub-County Steering Committees on VMMC service provision
IRDO has Implemented VMMC HIV prevention programs through;

  • PEPFAR I through CDC (2008-2010), in 3 counties (Siaya, Kisumu, Homabay) of Kenya – 92,885 circumcision done
  • PEPFAR II through CDC (2010-2015) in 10 counties (Migori, Homabay, Siaya, Kisumu, Busia, Trans Nzoia, West Pokot, Uasin Gishu, Turkana, Nairobi) of Kenya – 505,882 circumcisions done
  • PEPFAR III through CDC ( 2016 to date) in Busia, sub-Contracted for VMMC in Migori (2017/2019) by  University of Maryland Baltmore (UMB) ,  Homabay, Turkana, West Pokot (2016/2018) by EGPAF
  • Overall, IRDO has done 734,616 circumcision from February 2008 to September 2019 Through PEPFAR 111, IRDO also circumcised 1,923 neonate ( 0 to 60days)
Target population: Males aged 10 years and above
Target Area Coverage:   Busia County - Teso North and Teso South Sub Counties.
Time Frame: October 2019 to September 2020

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Package of services              

  1. Biomedical component
  • HIV Testing services
  • STI screening and treatment
  • TB Screening and treatment
  • Care and treatment
  • PrEP
  • PEP
  • Family Planning
  • Cervical cancer screening and treatment/referral
  1. Behavioural component
  • Peer education and outreach
  • Demonstration and distribution of condoms and lubes
  • Risk assessment, risk reduction counselling and skills building
  • Screening and treatment for drug and alcohol abuse
  • Psychosocial support
  1. Structural component
  • 100% condom use programming
  • Advocacy
  • Empowerment to have alternative livelihood beyond sex work
Coverage:      Key Population T3 Prevention Program targets Female Sex Workers (FSWs) and Men who have Sex with Men (MSM) and supports KPs friendly facilities known as DiCEs. The program began in 2010 and has established 6 DiCEs across the two counties; 2 in Homa Bay County each in Suba and Mbita sub-counties and 4 in Siaya County each in Asembo Bay, Bondo, Alego usonga and Ugunja sub-counties.
Aims:              Aim 1: Equip 6,602 FSWs and 1,487 MSM with HIV knowledge, risk reduction skills and provide them with access to comprehensive HIV prevention, care and treatment services to help reduce the HIV prevalence among the group.
Population: Tuungane 3 Key Population intervention targets the three main typologies: Female Sex Workers, Men having Sex with Men and People who inject drugs.
Timeframe:   IRDO Key Population program began in 2010 being funded on a renewable contract basis through CDC. The current grant financial year begun from October 2019 running through to September 2020.

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IRDO has vast experience in providing HIV Testing and Services in Kenya having rolled out these services since 2005.

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The project involves focuses on case management of malaria at the community level using the existing ministry of health structures. At household level, the case management is conducted by the Community Health Volunteers (CHV) who are supervised by Community Health Extension Workers. The CHVs are tasked to manage only uncomplicated cases of malaria and are expected to refer any complicated/severe cases of malaria.
To reduce Malaria incidences and deaths by at least 75 percent of 2016 levels by 2023

  1. To protect 100% of people living in malaria risk areas through  access to appropriate malaria preventive interventions by 2023
  2. To manage 100% of suspected malaria cases according to the  Kenya malaria treatment guidelines by 2023
  3. To establish systems for malaria elimination in targeted counties by 2023 
  4. To increase utilization of appropriate malaria interventions in  Kenya to at least 80% by 2023
  5. To strengthen malaria surveillance and use of the information to improve decision-making for programme performance
Coverage & Key Indicators
For community case management of malaria (CCMM), the project is implemented in two Counties at the household level. The two counties of focus are Vihiga (Luanda & Emuhaya Sub-counties) and Siaya (Alego Usonga, Bondo, Gem, Rarieda, Ugenya and Ugunja sub-counties). Other counties of focus include: West Pokot, Samburu, Isiolo, Marsabit and Turkana which are targeted with Data Quality Audits and Health Facility Supportive Supervisions
Key Indicators
Output level:
  • CM-2b: Proportion of suspected malaria cases that receive a parasitological test in the community
  • CM-2b(M): Proportion of confirmed malaria cases that receive first line anti-malarial treatment in the community
  • M&E-2: Proportion of facility reports (community) received over the reports expected during the reporting period         
  • RSSH- Other 1: Number of Community units provided support supervision per semester
  • RSSH- Other 2: Number of Community Units reporting on integrated TB, HIV and Malaria activities
  • RSSH- Other 3: Number of Community Units provided with performance based monthly incentives
Duration of the Project
Jan 2018-Jun 2021
Target Population
The project covers all ages in the community

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Program is funded by Global Fund through Kenya Red Cross Society as the Principal Recipient.
January 2020 – June 2021 (thro to June 2021)
Female sex workers and their clients (FSWs)
Men who have sex with other Men (MSM)
Kisii County: (DiCE in Kisii Town)

  1. Kitutu Chache South Sub county
  2. Kitutu Chache North Sub county
  3. Bonchari Sub county
Nyamira County: (DiCE in Nyamira Town)
  1. Nyamira South Sub county
  2. Nyamira North Sub county
  3. Manga sub county
  4. Borabu Sub county
  5. Masaba North Sub county
Vihiga County: (DiCE at Majengo Market)
  1. Hamisi Sub county
  2. Emuhaya Sub county
  3. Luanda Sub county
  4. Vihiga Sub county
  5. Sabatia Sub county

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  1. To sustain the gains in the context of newly devolved health system.
  2. To intensify efforts to find “missing” cases.
  3. To reduce transmission.
  4. To prevent active disease and morbidity.
  5. To enhance the quality of care for chronic lung diseases.
  • Improving /increasing case finding and notification of TB cases from health facilities through adoption of new programmatic approaches including proactive case detection/screening in facilities; optimization of Gene Xpert usage and strengthening of the community referral system
  • Setting realistic MDR targets and support for MDR TB patients to allow adherence to treatment
  • Strengthening TB/HIV coordination at county and national level to improve efficiency in utilization of resources.
  • Under RSSH, strategies will aim at strengthening of PSM for health products under the devolved system of governance; strengthening of data systems with a focus at the county level; integrated service delivery through ICCM at community level, including RMNCH services and community system strengthening which will build capacity to support a community response to HIV, TB and Malaria in an integrated and aligned manner
Supported activities
  1. Sensitization of CHVs in community TB (Contact tracing, screening defaulter tracing, community screening)
  2. Facilitate CHVs to conduct active contact screening
  3. Facilitate CHVs to conduct active Contact screening of households of children under 5
  4. Facilitate HCWs to conduct tracing of treatment interrupters - Airtime
  5. Facilitate CHVs to conduct tracing of TB treatment interrupters
  6. Support for MDR champions to work at sub county level
  7. Conduct sensitization  for CSOs members in 10  counties with the highest burden of TB, HIV and malaria on Domestic Resources for Health
  8. High Level Engagement of National and County Legislators through community led social mobilization campaigns in 10 counties to include domestic resource mobilization for health
  9. Provide technical assistance to CSO networks and champions on policy assessment, analysis, negotiation and engagement
  10. Consultative meeting to develop criteria and identify  County champions for all 3 diseases ( 3 champions per county for the three diseases)
  11. Retain national and county champions  : Media engagement and Mobilization
  12. Sensitization of 30 community champions (HIV, TB and Malaria ) on the diseases
  13. Conduct a CSO capacity assessment for targeted counties
  14. Conduct a training on Organization Development and Systems Strengthening
  15. Adaptation of CAPR tool to include TB and Malaria for CSO reporting.
  16. Printing of CAPR Tool
  17. Dissemination meeting for CAPR tool
  18. Engagement of three CHVs/linkage assistants to support ACF process  in high volume facilities
  19. Support for monthly facility-based ACF meetings
  20. Sensitization of PLHIV  and CHVs on active TB Case Finding, HIV testing , Isoniazid, Human rights and patients’ rights for demand creation
  21. CHEWs Support supervision to CHVs TB & HIV activities:- CHEWS airtime
Coverage: Busia, Migori, Siaya and Turkana Counties
Population: The community, People with TB disease
Timeframe: July 2018 to June 2021

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We create an enabling environment and empower them to reduce their own risk of HIV/STIs acquisition. 

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