Country of Operation
- HOPE worldwide Kenya (HWWK)Not-for-profit
SummarySHUJAA is the Kiswahili name for ‘champion’ or ‘Hero’, and this program hopes that the beneficiaries of the SHUJAA program will ultimately become heroes of HIV prevention. SHUJAA will focus on Female Sex Workers (FSWs), Truck Drivers and Men having Sex with Men (MSMs) in the target areas.
Shujaa program hopes to provide quality comprehensive HIV prevention services for Most-at-risk Populations (MARPs) incorporating behavioral, biomedical and structural HIV prevention interventions.
Key program components
The project aims to achieve three Strategic Objectives: 1) Improve and expand sexual and other behavioral risk prevention interventions to increase healthy behaviors among the MARPs; 2) Improve and expand access to quality biomedical services for MARPs and the general population in Rift Valley as part of the national approved minimum package; and 3) Strengthen structural systems to support reduction of MARPs’ vulnerability to HIV infection.
Shujaa project is funded through Centers for Disease Control to run for five years starting from October 2010 to September 2015. The funding will be renewed annually. The funding is through the Presidents Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief II ( PEPFAR II) Mechanism.