Optimizing potential impact Print

Co-ordinated scaling-up of interventions has been key to optimizing their potential impact. Still, there are improvements to be made.

Ontario Public Health PractionersPlan to combine and sequence interventions: Vertical and horizontal integration of stakeholders:

  • Evidence of Intervention Impact: HIV/AIDS interventions in Kenya have made major achievements. Overall prevalence rates have fallen, voluntary counselling and testing services are increasingly available and a good proportion of Kenyans are aware of their HIV status. Antiretroviral therapy is also being increased.
  • Need to maintain stakeholder buy-in /support/education: There is increasing understanding and willingness to cooperate among government, society, the private sector and development partners.
  • Need for increased co-ordination: There are HIV/AIDS stakeholder forums at the district level, but they need to be better co-ordinated.
  • Need to expand and support interventions that are working well: Kenya has achieved both vertical and horizontal integration in national HIV/AIDS programming through its co-ordination and management structures and stakeholder involvement but there needs to be more empowerment of individuals and communities to participate in more actively HIV/AIDS programs.
  • Need for sustained resources: The government must continue to raise money to sustain interventions and scale up best practices emerging from various program sites.
Last Updated on Monday, 01 June 2009 08:05