Established in 2002, the Global Fund is a partnership designed to accelerate the end of AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria as epidemics. In partnership with governments, civil society, technical agencies, the private sector and people affected by the diseases, the Global Fund represents an innovative approach to international health financing. Kenya Red Cross Society (KRCS) was selected as the civil society principal recipient for the HIV grants in 2012. The success of KRCS in managing Ksh 8.1 billion Global Fund HIV grant since 2012 stems from its strong capacity to deliver programmes to the affected communities through its countrywide presence, elaborate community engagement, and accountability.

Through the GF grant, KRCS seeks to contribute to the attainment of Universal Health Coverage (UHC)
through universal access to comprehensive HIV prevention, treatment and care for all by contributing to the following:

  • Increasing access and uptake of HIV prevention, care and Support
  • Increasing treatment initiation, linkage, adherence and retention in the
    care of people with HIV;Supporting the elimination of mother-to-child
    transmission (eMTCT) through a mentor mother approach;
  • Expanding HIV services to the key populations, adolescents and young
    people, to reduce their vulnerability and risks to HIV; Enhancing programmes
    to re- duce human rights-related barriers to HIV services.

KRCS works with 73 community-based organisations (CSOs) as sub-recipients across 37 counties chosen for their disease burden.


The Interventions:

  1. Increasing retention in treatment
  2. Increasing access and uptake of HIV testing services
  3. Care and support for people living with HIV
  4. Elimination of mother-to-child transmission
  5. Patient adherence (to treatment) support

Programme Reach:

  1. More than 2.5million beneficiaries
  2. Of these,65% are women
  3. Of these, 52% are adolescents and young people aged 10-24
  4. 9,212 Adolescent Girls and Young Women reached with cash transfers and dignity kits
  5. 21, 370 People reached through ‘Know Your Rights Campaign’

Identified, trained and engaged:

  1. 5,327 Community Health Volunteers
  2. 1,282 Peer Educators
  3. 141 OWs
  4. 450 Mentor Mothers
  5. 188 Adolescents and Young People peer educators
  6. 337 Community Adolescent Treatment Supporters

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