Presented in June 2006 at PEPFAR, HIV/AIDS Implementers Meetings in Durban. Only 677 (5.3%) of 12,792 patients enrolled at the Patient Support Centers within Kisumu City are aged 13-21. Yet there are 2,185 eligible clients in this age bracket tested at the various VCT centers in the city. FACES & Tuungane entered into partnership in Nov. 2005 to provide treatment […]
Presented in June 2006 at PEPFAR, HIV/AIDS Implementers Meetings in Durban. High-risk group: Large proportion of population involved in fishing industry. Local transportation is infrequent and expensive because of poor road network on the mainland and wide distribution of beach/island communities (116 landing beaches in Suba) … HIV prevention and care stakeholders (community, government, NGOs, CBOs, and donor-funded partners) saw the […]
Presented in June 2006 at PEPFAR, HIV/AIDS Implementers Meetings in Durban. Lumumba Health Centre, Kisumu, Kenya: Busiest municipal antenatal service in Kisumu, with 150 new antenatal clients per month. At baseline, only 77% were agreeing to HIV testing. In October 2005, FACES (Family AIDS Care and Education Services), a PEPFAR-funded HIV care and treatment program at Lumumba Health Centre, initiated a Peer […]
Presented in June 2006 at PEPFAR, HIV/AIDS Implementers Meetings in Durban. FACES (Family AIDS Care and Education Services) is an HIV care and treatment program in Kenya. Directed training of our staff and volunteers has allowed task shifting in order to increase our patient capacity while maintaining high-quality HIV care. Read the article below or click here to […]
Objectives: Accessible expert HIV advice to care providers via telephone in real-time. Ensure high quality services through implementing a quality assurance monitoring system. Develop a hotline/referral model to expand to other regions within Kenya and other countries. Read the presentation below or click here to download.
Population ~200,000, life expectancy 37 years, highest HIV prevalence in Kenya (30% versus national average of 6.7%), high-risk group: Large proportion of population involved in fishing industry. Read the presentation below or click here to download.
Goals of collaboration: Tuungane-FACES: Improve HIV care for youth in Kisumu, ages 13 – 21. Increase the number of youth enrolled in HIV care in Kisumu. Increase uptake of VCT among youth in Kisumu. Read the full presentation below or click here to download.
As Jackline Awino* walks into the clinic all the staff turn and stare in disbelief – their looks of surprise quickly turn into looks of pleasure. Jackline is no stranger to the FACES clinic. When Jackline first came to the Family AIDS Care and Education Services Clinic (FACES) six months ago, she was emaciated, needing help […]
As I settled in the sitting room waiting for the husband, Mr. Paul, my mind was somewhat unsettled. Monica, Paul’s wife, was sitting right in front of me. I was struck by her radiant beauty, but my in my mind’s eye I could see the Monica of yestermonths. Months ago when she first attended FACES […]
A brown lady with a sorrowful face walks into the clinic room- on her back is a scrawny little baby girl. Her baby lets out a high-pitched cry that grips the attention of the receptionist. The 35 year old mother, Margaret* can hardly make eye contact. The smiling receptionist at the clinic inquires how he can […]
Two women walk to the FACES reception. One looking in her late 50s produces a referral from an HIV counseling and testing site. She looks a little tired and is leaning on the other woman for support. The other woman being leaned on surprises us by saying, “This is my daughter …’’ The daughter, Maureen* is […]
“I was afraid that my children would be orphans. I did not know who would fend for them.” These are the words of Rachel* a soft-spoken middle aged lady who attends the FACES clinic in Kisumu. Rachel who hails from Ugenya has come a long way from home to seek care. Rachel, a widow and mother […]