MFK’s work in HIV/AIDS started in 2006 with HIV testing and counselling (HTC) services in the MFK Ukwala clinic. In 2008, our services expanded with funding from the President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR). Through this 4-year funded project, we managed to reach over 61,000 people with HIV prevention information out of which 33% managed to receive the full package of BCC messages. Over 29,000 people were reached with HIV testing and counselling.
The organization also established a laboratory network that still supports 13 health facilities with HIV disease monitoring tests that include biochemistry, full haemogram, CD4 among others. Currently, MFK’s HIV/AIDS program supports over 6,000 people living with HIV/AIDS interventions in Ugenya sub-county, contributing towards the achievement of the 90-90-90 global HIV targets and Accelerating Children’s HIV/AIDS Treatment (ACT) initiative in the 12 health facilities supported under its HIV Program in Ugenya.