Since October 2016, CHS through its SHINDA Project has been working with the Siaya County Department of Health, to provide high-quality HIV services to its population. SHINDA is a five-year HIV prevention, care and treatment program funded by the U.S. President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR) through the U.S Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).
SHINDA is a Swahili word meaning ‘win’, a project name that shows the CHS commitment towards ‘winning the war against HIV/AIDS by achieving epidemic control’ in this high burden county.
Through this project, CHS is contributing to the ambitious 90-90-90 targets to help end the HIV/AIDS epidemic
- Optimisation of HIV testing services to all eligible people in line with national guidelines
- Comprehensive HIV care and treatment for people living with HIV
- Prevention of mother-to-child transmission of HIV services
- Integration of TB/HIV collaborative activities
- Antiretroviral (ART) commodity management and support
- Strengthening laboratory systems to support quality monitoring of all people living with HIV
- Promoting and scaling up voluntary medical male circumcision among men, boys and male infants, as a critical HIV prevention intervention
- Information systems management and monitoring and evaluation support