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MMAAK Partners
Partners contributing to MMAAK Work:
CAFOD, CONCERN WORLD WIDE , AMREF/MAANISHA
 
 

Vision  
MMAAK’s VISION: - is to have “An AIDS free society where all men engage and meaningfully participate in HIV and AIDS activities by supporting people infected and affected to live in dignity and to their fullest potential”.

MMAAK'S MISSION - is “To involve men from all segments of life to actively participate in HIV prevention, care and support.

This will be achieved through the following:

•    Mobilization of men to play a key role in HIV and AIDS prevention and Care
•    Formation / establishment of strategic alliances
•    Strengthening capacity of men to respond to HIV and AIDS issues
•    Research on issues that affect men

Advocacy on cultural issues that hinder men from participating fully in HIV and AIDS prevention, care and support

MMAAK currently has projects in five of Kenya’s eight provinces which have high HIV/AIDS prevalence namely: Nairobi, the Coast, Central, Nyanza and Rift Valley.

The main focus during the coming strategic planing period from 2008 to 2011 will focus on the following priority areas:
i.    Improving quality of life of people infected and affected by HIV and AIDS 
ii.    Increase number of men participating in HIV and AIDS  activities and seeking / accessing HIV and AIDS related services
iii.    Engage communities and opinion leaders to actively participate in HIV and AIDS prevention and care activities
iv.    Strengthen institutional capacity of MMAAK

MMAAK Core Principles

The following Core Principles underpin the strategy:
  • A multi-sectoral approach, which enhances advocacy and builds strategic partnerships
  • Targeted interventions for men, recognizing their special needs
  • Recognition of the special needs of women and youth
  • Maximum engagement of communities and in particular people living with HIV/AIDS in the implementation of the strategy
  • Empowerment of communities to participate effectively in the national response
  • Working within the overall goals and priorities as identified in the Kenya National HIV and AIDS Strategic Plan.