Tell us about your partnerships
IDF Partners with Liverpool VCT Care and Treatment-NGO, AMREF Maanisha Project, Government of Kenya Ministries like HEALTH, Agriculture, Social Development. Locally at project site, IDF partners with Bessa Integrated Development Programme – BIDEP(NGO), 6 PLHIV Support Groups and 4 Health Centres namely Mangima, Nyandiwa, Simbiri and Jawabu Community Health Facility for implementing PITC. Liverpool VCT Care and Treatment is the principal donor for PITC while others collaborate in executing particular projects.
Are you currently targeting other specific populations, locations, or markets for your innovation? If so, where and why?
Yes. In Western Kenya Region and beyond where HIV prevalence rate ranges from 14.2% - 33%. IDF targets Commercial Sex Workers, the Youth, Fishing Community and the Disabled who are emerging to becoming more vulnerable to HIV Infection. We are targeting school going children and youth who are increasingly starting sexual debut at early ages and often are poor hence engage in unprotected sex to get favours
What type of operating environment and internal organizational factors make your innovation successful?
Administrative Units starting with the Village, Sub Location, Location, Division and District , all headed by Government appointed officials, in addition to Churches, Mosques and Schools and Market centres provide conducive environment.HIV and AIDS Awareness is over 90% hence implementing appropriate initiatives to mitigate HIV and AIDS Impacts are prerequisites. IDF has a functional internal Organizational structure enabling the innovation successful. There is the Board of Directors out of whom come three Bank Signatories; The Executive Director, Project Coordinator, 2 HTC Counsellors, an Accountant, Laboratory Technician, Senior Clinical Officer, Community Nurse, 2 Nurse Aides and 5 Mobilizers/Clerks. There are 6 Support Groups, computer data recording and analysis, and internet. Moreov
Please elaborate on any needs or offers you have mentioned above and/or suggest categories of support that aren't specified within the list
There is lack of Hospice to reduce the suffering of AIDS victims. Start up capital for small scale businesses of persons infected and affected by HIV/AIDS is very minimal. Training of staff and volunteers remain a great need. The use of internet services like twitter, facebook, youtube and downloads of programmes require promotion. The procurement of modern diagnostic machines for diabetes, TB an