Program TeamMeet the team working in the HIV Program.
The OGRA Foundation Intergrated HIV Program
OGRA Foundation runs an integrated HIV project which supports Government of Kenya HIV program. The program areas supported include:
- - HIV Care and Treatment.
- - Elimination of Mother to Child Transmission of HIV.
- - Tuberculosis diagnosis and treatment.
- - HIV Counseling and Testing.
- - Trainings and Capacity Building.
- - Reproductive health support.
Through the project, OGRA Foundation currently supports 18 Government of Kenya Health facilities to implement HIV programs. As at March 2012, we are supporting HIV care and treatment for 6924 patients out of whom 767 are children. We have decentralized HIV related services to 100% of the facilities in our catchment area. In addition to this, through OGRA support, the facilities have managed to reduce mother to child transmission of HIV from 27% to 6%.
We also availed Tuberulosis Treatment to all facilities we support, HIV Counseling and Testing is available to everyone and the health facilities have been capacity built to offer 24 hour hospital deliveries which has seen the proportion of women delivering in hospitals increasing.
The Comprehensive Care Clinic Patient Application Database, CPAD software has also been fully networked at OGRA Medical Centre. All service point are able to access the database to guide better health care provision for the HIV patients. The CPAD has alerts for patient management to detect patients who are failing treatment and those who are due for diagnostic test. The CPAD has greatly transformed the HIV care at OGRA MC by improving efficiency.
For over two years, OGRA Foundation conducted HIV related trainings to Health Care Workers that has so far seen over 2000 healthcare workers benefit and learn new skills in Better Health Service delivery.
All activities in the integrated HIV project are done with a systems strengthening approach whereby we work with and strengthen available government health systems to ensure sustainability. This program is funded by Columbia University- ICAP.