Tuungane Youth Centre
Country of Operation
- Family AIDS Care and Education Services (FACES)Not-for-profit
- Kenya Medical Research Institute (KEMRI)Not-for-profit
- University of California, San Francisco (UCSF)Not-for-profit
Target income level
- Bottom 20%
SummaryTuungane is a youth organization that aims at promoting HIV prevention and improving uptake of VCT and STI services by offering youth friendly and youth specific HIV services.
Tuungane Program aims at promoting HIV prevention and improving uptake of VCT and STI services by offering youth friendly and youth specific HIV services.
Key program components
FACES and Tuungane have partnered to provide free, youth-specific HIV care services at Tuungane’s central clinic, with FACES providing technical supervision, training, medications (including ARVs), and laboratory services.
Tuungane has one central clinic and 5 satellite sites that are open daily until 7:00 PM, where youth receive VCT and STI services, and participate in a variety of recreational activities.
In partnership with the Kenyan government, FACES is coordinating facility-based HIV care and treatment for the district in an effort to create a functional model of decentralized HIV care. This includes supporting programs at all of the government health facilities, as well as some of the islands that do not have health centers, through the use of stationary and mobile services. FACES is taking a lead in strengthening the collaborative efforts of community, government, and NGOs, in developing a unified HIV prevention and treatment program for the district.