Home-Based Counseling and Testing Program for HIV

Testing people before they are obviously ill—and before they have infected their partners—will not only move more infected people into treatment earlier, when the treatment can be most effective, but it will also prevent thousands of persons from becoming HIV-positive in the first place.

Perpetual Home-Based Counseling and Testing Program in Kenya

AMPATH is targeting a population of 2 million people extending from cities to the most remote villages in western Kenya. AMPATH has developed a new model called Perpetual Home-based Counseling and Testing (PHCT). In this model AMPATH assigns each PHCT counselor to their own designated location. PHCT counselors take responsibility for linking those found to be HIV+ with care. With PHCT, AMPATH has a better knowledge of HIV prevalence, can monitor the impact of its interventions, help reduce the loss to follow up and can ensure care and treatment for the long term. Nearly one million people were reached through the PHCT program.

Partnership objectives:

  • Expand and increase access to HIV testing, and treatment and other health services for up to 2 million people in western Kenya, a remote region where access to healthcare is difficult.
  • Improve public health systems and health outcomes with range of infectious and non-communicable diseases in western Kenya through Perpetual Home-Based Counseling and Testing (PHCT).

Partners

  • AbbVie

    Service Providers
    United States | Staff size: 10,000+

    AbbVie is a global, research-based biopharmaceutical company formed in 2013 following separation from Abbott. AbbVie combines the focus and passion of a leading-edge biotech with the expertise...

  • 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...

  • Brown University

    Institute
    United States | Staff size: 501-1000

    Located in historic Providence, Rhode Island and founded in 1764, Brown University is the seventh-oldest college in the United States. Brown is an independent, coeducational Ivy League...

  • Duke University

    Staff size: 5001-10,000
  • Indiana University

    Institute
    United States | Staff size: 5001-10,000

    Indiana University (IU) is a multi-campus public university system in the state of Indiana, United States. Indiana University Bloomington is the flagship residential, research-intensive campus...

  • Kenya Ministry of Health

    Government
    Kenya | Staff size: Unknown

    The Kenya Ministry of Health's VISION is a healthy, productive and globally competitive nation.

    Their MISSION is to build a progressive, responsive and sustainable health care system for...

  • Lehigh Valley Health Network (LVHN)

    Association
    United States | Staff size: 10,000+

    Mission: They heal, comfort and care for the people of our community by providing advanced and compassionate health care of superior quality and value supported by education and...

  • Purdue University

    Institute
    United States | Staff size: 1001-5000

    Purdue University is a vast laboratory for discovery. The university is known not only for science, technology, engineering, and math programs, but also for their imagination, ingenuity, and...

  • University of California, San Francisco

    Independent/None
    Staff size: Unknown
  • University of Massachusetts

    Institute
    United States | Staff size: 1001-5000

    The University of Massachusetts is the Commonwealth’s only public research university system. It consists of five campuses in Amherst, Boston, Dartmouth, Lowell and UMass Medical School in...

  • University of Notre Dame

    Institute
    United States | Staff size: 1001-5000

    The gilded Golden Dome and statue of Mary atop the Main Building proclaim the Notre Dame campus as a place where faith is treasured and diverse traditions shared and respected. Their students...

  • University of Toronto

    Institute
    Canada | Staff size: 10,000+
    Founded in 1827, the University of Toronto has evolved into Canada’s leading institution of...
  • University of Utah

    Institute
    Staff size: Unknown

    The University of Utah, located in Salt Lake City in the foothills of the Wasatch Mountains, is the flagship institution of higher learning in Utah. Founded in 1850, it serves over 31,000...

  • 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...

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Key Information

LocationEastern Africa, Kenya
StatusActive
  • Start Date 2009
Sectors