USAID Stawisha Pwani Project

Stawisha Pwani program is 5-year program funded by the President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR) through the US Agency for International Development (USAID).

Goal: Increase the use of quality county-led health services in the four Coastal counties of Kilifi, Kwale, Mombasa, and Taita Taveta by strengthening county health systems with a focus on HIV Prevention & Treatment, Family Planning, Reproductive, Maternal, Child and Adolescent Health (FP/RMNCAH), and Nutrition.

CIHEB-Kenya is implementing specific scopes in the grants as a subgrantee of LVCT Health, the prime recipient of this award, and working in partnership with other partners Amref Kenya and Population Reference Bureau in implementing the objectives of this grant.

The main scope of CIHEB-Kenya is:

  • Strengthen the provision of quality HIV prevention and treatment services for pregnant and breastfeeding women (PBFW) and HIV exposed infants, with focus on prevention of new HIV infections, increased identification HIV positive PBFW, early ART initiation and retention, and viral suppression of PBFW and their infants
  • Enhance access to client-centered quality HIV and TB treatment services for children, adolescents, and adults with focus on ART optimization, continuity of treatment, viral suppression, and management of comorbidities including cervical cancer screening
  • Strengthen access to TB services including active case finding, optimized diagnostics TB treatment initiation and completion, TB prophylaxis therapy, and TB infection prevention and control
  • Provision of comprehensive harm reduction interventions for people who inject drugs including medically assisted therapy
  • Entrench continuous quality improvement principles in all aspects of health systems for quality HIV and TB service provision
  • Strengthen laboratory capacity to support HIV and TB services
  • Roll-out HIV case-based surveillance

The project implementation approaches focus on strengthening county leadership and management capacity for county-led processes with county health management system leading the delivery of supported services from planning, financing, implementation, and monitoring of supported services. CIHEB-Kenya is further committed to providing client-centered care, engaging communities, and populations affected for optimal outcomes.