Health at Home Kenya

Health at Home/Kenya works to bring HIV counseling and testing, TB screening, and malaria bed nets to remote households in western Kenya that have difficulties accessing health care.

Health at Home Kenya

Health at Home/Kenya is an initiative coordinated by Global Business Coalition on HIV/AIDS, Tuberculosis & Malaria (GBC) that is providing home-based HIV/AIDS testing, TB screening and malaria bed nets, and de-worming for children into the homes of millions of Kenyans in a remote region with difficult access to health care. This innovative door-to-door model includes community preparation by local volunteers.

On-the-ground implementation of Health at Home Kenya is being managed by the Academic Model Providing Access to Healthcare (AMPATH), based in Eldoret, Kenya, working closely with the Kenyan government and PEPFAR.

This two-year initiative is supported by PEPFAR and GBC member companies. The initiative is being brought to scale by industry competitors working side-by-side in common cause - serving as a model to be replicated in other AIDS endemic regions of the world.

To date, 97% of households in communities reached by the Health at Home/Kenya Impact Initiative have welcomed HIV counselors inside their homes. More than 3,000 people have been found to be HIV positive and directly connected to treatment programs.

Initially focused on HIV/AIDS testing and treatment, AMPATH soon recognized the urgent need for comprehensive responses to chronic health problems in Africa. Today the group uses its learnings in ongoing programs that provide sustainable support for Kenyans with diabetes and other conditions that require ongoing management, care and support.



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Key Information

LocationKenya, Eastern Africa
  • Start Date 2009