Afya Jijini program was funded by United States Agency for International Development (USAID) and implemented by IMA World Health.
The Afya Jijini program aims to improve the institutional capacity and management of health service delivery through the implementation of HIV programming activities and maternal and child health, nutrition, and water, sanitation, and hygiene services at the county level.
Building on the success of USAID’s APHIAplus program, Afya Jijini has worked to improve health outcomes among target populations in Nairobi County and Kiambu, Nyandarua, Meru, Tharaka Nithi and Embu counties in the Mount Kenya region. Afya Jijini’s mission is to improve and increase access to and the utilization of quality health services.
The program supported the provision of quality services in HIV care and treatment and PMTCT services offered to meet the overall project objective of increasing access to and utilization of HIV health services in Nairobi City County.
AMURT as Afya Jijini sub-grantee worked with facilities to improve upon existing facility- and community-based structures to increase utilization of HIV diagnostic, care, treatment and support services across the continuum of care.
The project’s main objective was to support facility-based adherence and psychosocial support groups (PSSGs) for PLHIV in 29 Afya Jijini-supported high and medium volume health facilities in Nairobi County, with the following three sub-objectives:
- SO1: To provide adherence counseling services to 11396 new patients, 9174 non-suppressed patients, 2189 pediatrics clients and 4380 adolescents.
- SO2: To ensure more than 95% of ART enrolled clients are retained on treatment at 12 months.
- SO3: To attain more than 95% viral suppression rates amongst eligible ART Clients attending the 29 target health facilities.