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Example 31 - Using monitoring and evaluation results to make adjustments: HIV/AIDS in Kenya Print E-mail
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Ontario Public Health PractionersHere’s what the HIV/AIDS multiple intervention program in Kenya found when they used their evaluation findings:

High new infection rates:

Even though good progress has been made with in HIV/AIDS interventions in Kenya, the rate of new infections remains unacceptably high, and there are major differences in the risk of infection. People still at high risk include:Young girls, non-infected partners of HIV positive individuals, people selling sex and their clients, migrant workers and injection drug users. Although antiretroviral therapy (ART) is increasing available and affordable, treatment still falls far short of need. The interventions need to be strengthened at various levels including examining and addressing what is preventing them from working.

Systemic inequities:

Reaching more people with multiple HIV/AIDS interventions requires overcoming obstacles including poverty, getting resources where they’re needed and a stronger health-care system. The impact of HIV/AIDS, particularly among orphans, vulnerable children, widows and the elderly is increasingly apparent, exacerbated by high general poverty levels.

Information needs:

Refining the intervention design to be more effective and getting the knowledge necessary for policy will take more research and evaluation of the impact of interventions so far.

Need to address women’s issues:

There are problems in serving women with HIV/AIDS. The 2007 UNAIDS country report for Kenya said there were weak links in the planning and implementation of programs addressing women’s issues. Data is often not broken down by gender.

Need to finalize program for young people:

There was still no comprehensive national HIV program for young people, although consultation was in progress. Ensuring sustainable long-term financing for HIV interventions, linked to harmonizing and aligning interventions is a challenge, with 98 per cent of funding coming from international donors.

Last Updated on Monday, 01 June 2009 07:51