Organizing effective cascade of treatment services for PWID living with HIV in Kenya

On March 5-6, 2015, Regional Technical Support Hub for Eastern Europe and Central Asia together with Kenya AIDS NGOs Consortium (KANCO) organised in Nairobi training for representatives of local organisations to equip them with knowledge and skills enabling to launch case management projects as a part of harm reduction outreach programme. Objectives of the training were to prepare a pool of case managers to provide case management and follow-up support to people who use drugs; develop project documentation and monitoring tools and develop plan with specific indicators as for the number of clients on anti-retroviral therapy (ART).

This training was focused on in-depth coaching of the country teams to launch an effective Case Management Project with a prime focus on bringing and sustaining PWID clients on ART.

The participants of the training in addition to theoretical knowledge could develop case management and follow up skills and practice filling in documentation.

Results of the post-test questionnaire showed a definite raise of participant’s knowledge around the topics discussed. They understood the role of outreach projects in improving access to treatment and saw roles of outreach team at every stage of treatment cascade.

As a result of the training, all organisations supported by KANCO developed action plans which they are going to implement in the upcoming year.