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.

Partners

  • AMPATH

    Service Providers
    South Africa | Staff size: 1001-5000

    Ampath provides comprehensive support services to the incorporated Pathology Laboratory practices of:

    Drs Du Buisson, Kramer, Swart, Bouwer Inc

    Their primary goal is to provide...

  • Abbott Laboratories

    Goods Supplier
    South Africa | Staff size: 51-100

    For more than 20 years, Abbott has made a significant contribution to the fight against HIV/AIDS through the development of innovative tests and medicines. Building on this history, Abbott and...

  • Bristol-Myers Squibb

    Service Providers
    Staff size: 10,000+

    Bristol-Myers Squibb is a global biopharmaceutical company whose mission is to discover, develop and deliver innovative medicines that help patients prevail against serious diseases. Around the...

  • Accenture

    Development Consulting
    United States | Staff size: 10,000+

    Accenture Plc is a global management consulting, technology services and outsourcing company. Combining unparalleled experience, comprehensive capabilities across all industries and business...

  • Deutsche Post DHL

    Service Providers
    Germany | Staff size: 10,000+

    The Deutsche Post and DHL corporate brands represent a one-of-a-kind portfolio of logistics (DHL) and communications (Deutsche Post) services. The Group provides its customers with easy to use...

  • GBCHealth

    Advocacy NGO
    United States | Staff size: 51-100

    GBCHealth is a coalition of more than 200 member companies and organizations committed to investing their resources to making a healthier world ... for their employees, for the communities in...

  • Premier Medical Corporation Ltd.

    Goods Supplier
    India | Staff size: Unknown

    Premier Medical Corporation Limited supplies and develops cost effective Point-of-Care Rapid tests. These rapid diagnostic tests are both qualitative and semi-quantitative to detect infectious...

  • SABMiller

    Goods Supplier
    United Kingdom | Staff size: 10,000+

    SABMiller is in the beer and soft drinks business, bringing refreshment and sociability to millions of people all over the world who enjoy our drinks. Through our local businesses we work in a...

  • Standard Bank

    Investment & Finance
    South Africa | Staff size: 26-50

    Standard Bank has a 150 year history in South Africa and started building a franchise in the Rest of Africa in the early 1990s. We currently operate in 18 countries on the African continent,...

  • U.S. President's Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR)

    Government
    United States | Staff size: Unknown

    The U.S. President's Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR) is the U.S. Government initiative to help save the lives of those suffering from HIV/AIDS around the world. This historic commitment...

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Key Information

LocationKenya, Eastern Africa
StatusActive
  • Start Date 2009
Sectors