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Other Prevention Project - O-PEPFAR/CDC/CHF  
Movement of men against AIDS in Kenya (MMAAK) appreciates the efforts made by CHF, through the CDC/PEPFAR grant support. This has enabled the organisation to do activities especially on Other Prevention (OP). The activities were initiated from January 2007 to 2008.
This has seen the organisation grow and become strengthened through the technical support from the CHF team. MMAAK has been able to reach out to its target population and meet its target number with information and services.

The Target Population
The targeted groups in the community were primarily men though their women counterpart also participated in the designed program,  these men were drawn from a wide range in the community mainly cyclists or( Boda Boda) as kwon in Kenya, hand cart pushers, widow inheritors, fishermen and mongers, matatu drivers/touts and men engaged in small businesses.

Activities :
To achieve its main objectives, MMAAK conducted several activities namely: dialogues forums, sensitization workshops, community outreaches, peer-support for the people living with HIV/AIDS while continuing with condom education and distribution both in Nairobi and Kisumu.

 

Target Indicator

SAAP Target (a)

Month’s Achievement

(b)

Cumulative Achievements

(c)

% of SAAP Achievements

(d)

Condoms and Other Prevention Activities

1.                  

Number of targeted condom service outlets

60

Type of outlet

Number

 

41.7

E.g. bar

10

18

E.g. hotel

3

4

E.g. kiosk

2

3

Total

15

25

2.                  

Number of individuals reached through community outreach that promotes HIV/AIDS prevention through other behavior change beyond abstinence and/or being faithful

6300

Males

 

690

850

16.65

Females

199

199

Total

889

1049


Successes and Challenges.
There has been an increase in condom use due to condom promotion and education. Though the Myths and misconceptions surrounding condoms make people in some areas not use them while in some areas the high rate of use lives doubt whether they are used correctly. Lack of transport to far end hinders Condom distribution. Some social cultural practices like commercial widow inheritance, sex for fish business as they are the source of income therefore requires a lot of intervention to effect change. Taking intervention right to the people i.e. to the beaches, Matatu terminus and ‘Boda Boda’ cyclist Terminus also remains a challenge due to limited resources.