The Cabinet Secretary for Health Dr Cleopa Mailu (centre) at a past event. The CS will grace the event.
The National AIDS Control Council will tomorrow, Thursday of 27th October 2016, release of The Kenya AIDS Response Progressive Report, 2015 HIV estimates and HIV County Profiles at Hilton Hotel from 7.00 am to 9.00am. The Chief Guest will be Cabinet Secretary for Health Dr Cleopa Mailu.
Kenya as a member State of United Nations committed to implement the 2011 Political declaration on HIV and AIDS. The declaration is in line with the Kenya Vision 2030, which targets to achieve zero new HIV infections by 2030.
In line with the requirements of the UN declaration, each Member State is expected to prepare and submit an annual progress report referred to as the Global AIDS Response Progress Reporting (GARPR). Kenya has submitted all the reports over the years as required.
The GARP report comprises of selected indicators that derive data from the programme level data, population based survey data and HIV Estimates data which is generated annually as a precursor to the GARPR. In 2016, the Global Update Report was launched on 31st May 2016 in Nairobi as part of this process.
Furthermore, the National AIDS Control Council with support from stakeholders including development partners, implementing partners, government and society, private and public sector went further to conduct a comprehensive review of the progress made in line with the Kenya AIDS Strategic Framework (KASF) 2014/15 to 2018/19.
The resultant report is the Kenya AIDS Response Progress Report (KARP) 2016 which is a customised country level GARP report aligned to the country’s strategic framework. Two more documents are planned to be launched together with the KARP report.
These are the 2015 HIV Estimate Report and Kenya HIV County Profiles for the year 2016. The HIV Estimates Report presents the HIV related data for national and county level for key indicators which are not routinely collected through the program level data systems.
Such data is utilised to provide key denominator values for performance and monitoring indicators to facilitate determination of performance. The Estimates data is validated at county, national and global level to ensure credibility. For inquiries, contact John Ohaga-Head Communication, 0722353003.