Tell us about your partnerships
• Government of Kenya through Ministry of Public Health and Sanitation & DLTLD: Access to free TB treatment sites
• USAID TBCAP: one year funding for the idea (2010)
• Matatu Owners Association: Access to matatu owners
• Matatu Welfare Association: Access to matatu owners and crews
• Matatu Saccos: Access to matatu drivers, conductors and touts
Are you currently targeting other specific populations, locations, or markets for your innovation? If so, where and why?
We are targeting Long distance busses/regional routes and Airplane companies
with emphasis on migratory routes such as Marsabit, Isiolo, Busia, Namanga, and ports of entry for Infection control
What type of operating environment and internal organizational factors make your innovation successful?
Public Private Mix: this gives us access to free treatment at government facilities
Engagement of all stakeholders; most matatu crews were defaulting from treatment due to stigma and work schedules. We engage the owners and management making them understand the disease, its impact on their business and why it is important for them and the crews to participant in the project and for the management to allow crews time off for treatment
Engagement with all stakeholders: Matatu owners, Saccos managers and route controllers, touts, conductors, drivers and passengers.
Please elaborate on any needs or offers you have mentioned above and/or suggest categories of support that aren't specified within the list