MFK also implements interventions in partnership with other key stakeholders in health. These stakeholders include:
- Siaya and Kisumu County Health Stakeholders Forums
- Government line ministries, such as the Ministries of Health and Education
- Africa Medical Research Foundation (AMREF)
- National AIDS/STD Control Programme (NASCOP)
- National AIDS Control Council (NACC)
- Kenya Medical Research Institute (KEMRI)
We are currently partnering with Moi University, Bondo University, Maseno University, Nairobi University (through the UNITID program), California State University and other international universities to promote opportunities for research, exchange of ideas, student internships, joint development of proposals and funding opportunities.
Funding:- Tiba Foundation:- Founded in 2003 by Dr. Gail Wagner, an American oncologist, Tiba is a grant-making organization based in the US. Tiba Foundation uses a model called Philanthropic Investment Management (PIM), a rigorous approach to managing health care projects and programs to produce the desired humanitarian outcomes. Over the years, it has cultivated an important partnership with MF-K through targeted funding. Tiba Foundation provides support in six categories important to our work: construction of medical facilities, funding for staffing and training, provision of medical volunteers, procurement of medicines and supplies, development of community health programs, and support for community access to health services (particularly transportation).As a result, MF-K has established a high standard of professionalism, a growing track record of with private philanthropy and measurable improvements in health care.
Planned Parenthood Global (PPG)
PPG is MFK’s largest funder of SRH interventions, with specific focus on family planning. This journey with PPG that began in 2013 enables MFK to reach out to a monthly average of 5000 women with family planning services that include information and commodities in 38 private and government health facilities across Siaya and Kisumu counties. Their funding covers FP supplies and commodities, training and mentorship of human resources for health (HRH), advocacy at grassroots and sub-national levels, strengthening of the HMIS.
European Union:- MFK is currently a second time recipient of funding from the European Union to implement a Nutrition project. The first funding received was through a consortium with three other organizations namely: NOPE, AMURT and G.R.A.C.E Alliance to run 3-year (2013-2015) nutrition project in Samburu County. The second funding was received in partnership with AMREF Health Africa in 2016 to run a 3-year nutrition project in Siaya County.
Centres for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC):- In 2008, MF-K was one of six organizations around the globe to be awarded the U.S. President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR) New Partners Initiative (NPI) grant through the CDC. Tremendous results have been achieved through this partnership, which has resulted in important organizational strengthening for MF-K . As part of the NPI project, MF-K received organizational capacity development and technical support for the implementation of their CDC grant. This support was delivered by John Snow Inc. and Initiatives Inc. through the TA-NPI project. TA-NPI worked with MF-K staff and community volunteers to develop work plans to improve service delivery as part of the national HIV response. MF-K has experienced significant growth in areas including financial management, human resources systems, strategic planning and support supervision.
International Centre for AIDS Programs (ICAP)—Columbia University:- MFK and ICAP have partnered to ensure ARVs availability in key areas of Siaya County. In 2011, as KEMRI reduced its outreach work in the region, CDC encouraged MFK and ICAP to pool their skills and experience. ICAP’s facility-based ARV services were similar to the CCCs that MFK supported. MFK also has an extensive network of community health extension workers (CHEWS), bridging people in their homes to government and NGO health units. The Ugenya CCC is managed by MF-K and the 14 CHEWS continue to encompass a population of 10,000 households