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VCT Scale up Project  

MMAAK VCT Services


MMAAK VCT   is supported by Global fund and the Afya 2 project through Kenyatta National Hospital. The VCT services are keen and sensitive on gender. MMAAK VCT takes initiative towards the war against HIV and AIDS challenge, by providing and advocating for voluntary counseling and testing services that are accessible and confidential. MMAAK VCT is in ample location in an environment which is conducive.  Privacy and confidentiality is strictly maintained. The services are provided within a hospital set up (Metropolitan Hospital) for easy access, with our counselors always available. We encourage couple counseling and one on one counseling.

THE TARGET POPULATION

The main target groups of MMAAK are Men within the community and their Spouses, Youth in and out of School, People Living with HIV and AIDS, Transport Operators Fishermen and Women along the shores of Lake Victoria, Men who have Sex with other Men, Bar Workers, Community Leaders and Men in the Workplace.
The VCT offers free quality services with referral to networks and other institutions, like Coptic hospital, Kenyatta National Hospital and Mbagathi District Hospital.

ACTIVITIES

VCT testing activities are carried out within the large Cities and in Rural Areas where demand for the service have continued to grow. During the year 2007 alone the MMAAK VCT managed to counsel and test 2000 clients, most of the clients were individuals and couples, and the majority of course being the Youth. The numbers also was inclusive of sponsored testing outreaches within the workplace, where corporate firms such as Safaricom, Kenya Breweries, GSK, East African cables, Kenya Ritho, Aga Khan Hospital were able to benefit from the services provided 

Apart from VCT services MMAAK also provides,
•    General counseling.
•    Substance and drug abuse counseling.
•    Family planning.
•    Home based care.
•    Drug adherence counseling. 

NUMBER OF PEOPLE REACHED

 

TARGET GROUP

TOTALS

MALE

1180

FEMALE

1049

HIV POSITIVE

153



SUCCESS AND CHALLENGES
MMAAK was involved in the World AIDS Day activities under the national pilot testing week from 26th November – 1st December. The activities in Nairobi included the testing of important personalities.
  • Youth celebrities
  • CEO’s of corporate organization
  • Government Ministers.
We realized that the response was so good compared to other months, and we could not manage to see all the clients we had to refer.