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Kenya hosts conference on integration of non-HIV services into HIV programs


The CQUIN Multi-Country Conference on Integration of Non-HIV Services into HIV Programs is currently underway in Nairobi, Kenya, hosted by the Ministry of Health in collaboration with ICAP at Columbia University’s Coverage, Quality, and Impact Network (CQUIN).

Themed ‘Delivering Person-Centred Care for People Living with HIV,’ the four-day conference aims to address key issues surrounding the integration of non-HIV services into HIV programs.

During the opening ceremony, Dr. Rose Wafula, Head of the Division of National AIDS and STI Control Program (NASCOP) at the Ministry of Health-Kenya, underscored the importance of addressing emergent issues such as non-communicable diseases (NCDs) and sexual reproductive health (SRH) services within HIV care and treatment programs.

Dr. Rose emphasized the need for collaboration across various sectors to break programming ‘silos’ and increase investments in primary care networks, aligning with the Ministry of Health’s Universal Health Coverage agenda.

With over 260 participants from 21 countries, including representatives from Ministries of Health departments, PEPFAR agencies, development and implementing partners, and national networks of people living with HIV, the conference serves as a platform to share best practices and innovative approaches for integrated service delivery.

This initiative marks a significant step forward in Kenya’s efforts to combat HIV/AIDS and prioritize the well-being of its citizens, contributing to global endeavours to control the HIV epidemic.

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