March 17, 2022: CHS held the “Journey to Shinda Tena” event in Siaya county to share highlights of lessons learned and achievements implementing Shinda Project as well as share plans for the newly awarded Shinda Tena Project. Shinda began in October 2016 to innovate and implement sustainable strategies to provide comprehensive HIV prevention, care and treatment services across 119 health facilities in six (6) sub-counties in Siaya County.
Speaking at the event CEC for Health and Sanitation in Siaya County, Hon. Dismus Wakla thanked CHS for continued health service delivery in the county “Our collaboration with CHS has spearheaded the health system strengthening agenda in this county, your investments in key enablers of health service delivery including infrastructure, human resource for health and renovations.”
Continuity of HIV Service Delivery in Siaya County
In September 2022, CHS received a notice of award to continue its support of HIV prevention, care and treatment activities.
“Shinda Tena project, presents a greater opportunity to reach priority populations that we may have missed in the first funding cycle, we are looking forward to collaboratively engaging with the county government to reach even more people with HIV prevention treatment and care services,” said Dr Paul Wekesa, CEO – CHS
Shinda Project Impact
Over the life of the SHINDA project, Over 2.1 Million HIV test were done, 37, 840 people put on treatment increasing the number of people on treatment by 34%, mother to child transmission of HIV decreased from 5% to 1.5% safeguarding future generations through averting 14,641 HIV infections among infants born to women living with HIV. Click here to read more