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National HIV/AIDS Health Workers Network

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A network representative also participated in the Joint AIDS Program Review, where she raised issues of stigma and discrimination in the health sector, stock outs of essential HIV medicines??particularly those for treating opportunistic infections and threats posed by multiple-drug-resistant TB, the scarcity of health workers, and the need for child-friendly HIV services. The groups most import...
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A network representative also participated in the Joint AIDS Program Review, where she raised issues of stigma and discrimination in the health sector, stock outs of essential HIV medicines??particularly those for treating opportunistic infections and threats posed by multiple-drug-resistant TB, the scarcity of health workers, and the need for child-friendly HIV services. The groups most important accomplishment, however, may be its existence. For the first time, HIV-positive health workers have a place to turn to for support. The network has brought them hope and promises to bring them more in the future??hope that they, in turn, will pass on to their patients.
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Stage 4: Transition to Scale

Focus Areas:

HIV/AIDS

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Implemented In:

Kenya

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Target Beneficiaries

Income of Population Served: Lower-middle income , Middle-income , Higher middle-income , High-income

Mission and Vision

Healthcare workers are at the heart of Kenya 's HIV response and yet they are vulnerable to HIV infection. Paradoxically, healthcare workers often have restricted access to treatment, care, and support services. While their profession places them in close proximity to those services, it also exposes them to heightened stigma when they test HIV positive, making them more reluctant to seek HIV services

Milestone

Jan 2008
Created
Date Unknown
New Country Implemented In
Kenya
Date Unknown
Recognition ReceivedVERIFIED
Profiled Innovation - Bronze