New Partners Initiative
Country of Operation
- HOPE worldwide KenyaNot-for-profit
- National Organization for Peer Educators (NOPE)Not-for-profit
SummaryThe New Partners Initiative – Scaling-up HIV/AIDS Prevention is a consortium implementing a comprehensive HIV prevention project targeting the most-at-risk and hard-to-reach populations in under served areas in Central, Rift Valley and Nairobi Provinces in Kenya.
The NPI-SHAP project has three main objectives 1. Expand information and prevention services for increased positive behaviour change 2. Expand HIV Counselling and Testing Services, and 3. Increase community access to HIV/AIDS prevention, treatment, and care and support services.
Key program components
The program targets the hard to reach areas and includes youth; students and staff in institutions of higher learning; most-at-risk populations including sex workers, truckers, bar hostesses, and other night populations; formal and non-formal work places; and people living with HIV. The project also builds the capacity of community and faith based organizations, and health service providers to provide friendly and respectful services to the target populations.The New Partners Initiative is responsible for reaching most at risk populations with prevention services and providing counseling and testing services to all targeted beneficiaries. The program is also responsible for promoting HIV prevention among people living with HIV/AIDS and coordinating referrals to health facilities.