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Our Programs

Impact Research and Development Organization has long experience implementing biomedical, behavioral and structural HIV prevention programs in 25 of the 47 counties of Kenya, with funding from PEPFAR  (through CDC and USAID through a sub-contract with APHIA-Nyanza) and Global Fund. The organization has successfully implemented HIV prevention, care and treatment interventions, supported by PEPFAR, in three consecutive 5-year funding cycles

IRDO is also a sub-recipient of Global Fund (through KRCS and AMREF), whose core objective is, to maximize impact against HIV, TB and malaria and ensure a healthier, safer, equitable future for all; build resilient and sustainable systems for health; promote and protect human rights and gender equality; and mobilize increased resources. IRDO has received GF grants, through KRCS, in 1-3 year funding cycles (2012-2015; 2015-2016; 2016-2018; 2018-2021; 2021 to present date) towards HIV prevention, care and treatment; Malaria intervention grants from Global Fund, through AMREF, in 2-3 year funding cycles (2012-2014; 2014-2018; 2018-2021; 2021 to Current) and; TB intervention grants, through AMREF, in three funding cycles (2015-2017; 2018-2021; 2021 to current).

Key Achievements

Under PEPFAR (2004-2009; 2010-2015; 2016-2021), some of our key achievements include 72,383 AGYW served in Siaya County under DREAMS; 701 OVC served in Siaya County under the one-child-at-a-time (OCAT) program; 2,835,202 counseled and tested in Homabay,  Migori, Kisii, Siaya, Nairobi, Trans Nzoia, Uasin Gishu, Turkana, West Pokot, Busia and Kisumu counties (with 90,604 testing positive and 87% linked to ART); 662,066 adolescent and adult men offered VMMC and 2,568 MOH staff trained on VMMC service delivery in Homabay, Migori, Kisumu, Siaya, Busia, West Pokot, Turkana, and Nairobi counties; 43,190 youth aged 10-24 years and 23,910 parents and primary care- givers of adolescents reached with EBIs; 8,363 AGYW, KPs and fisherfolk (FFx) at risk of HIV provided with PrEP;  18,044 KPs served in  Homabay, Migori, Kisumu and Siaya counties; and 152,172 FFx served in Homabay and Siaya counties. IRDO was the leading implementing partner of VMMC in Kenya until 2016,  and the largest provider of HTS in the former Nyanza Province up to 2014 when HTS was  scaled down.

Between 2018 and 2021, as a sub-awardee of AMREF and  KRCS, IRDO also trained 256 facilitators of EBIs and reached 41,405 adolescents and youth aged 10-24 years and 6,692 parents and primary care-givers of adolescents aged 10-17 years with EBIs; trained and engaged 161 CHVs who provided home-based care services to a cohort of 2,816 PLHIV; reached 5,225 FSWs and 725 MSM with HIV services; conducted contact screening for 4,994 adults and 394 children To support the above programs, IRDO  maintains M&E Framework that guides monitoring of achievements and  documentation of desired results. Annually, we develop M&E plan, which details program’s objectives and interventions to achieve them, and how to measure outcomes.

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IRDO has aligned its reporting both to the donors’ and national health systems by ensuring use of approved MOH and PEPFAR data collection and reporting tools. Monthly/quarterly, we submit progress reports to MOH or PEPFAR through KHIS, DATIM or 3PM. Under  PEPFAR supported program, we deployed point of care (POC) systems, mUzima® (for HTS), KenyaEMR® (for KPs), ODK (HH listing, AGYW graduation); electronic databases in Ms. Access® (for FFx, KPs, HTS); and PEPFAR’s web based DREAMS Database to capture and analyze data for program improvement. Our Strategic Information  Department is custodian of all data processing activities and supports all programs in providing quality data as needed, and technical assistance, training, and supervision to IRDO and MOH staff to enhance the accuracy of data collection, recording and reporting.


Kenya Red Cross Society NFM 3 Global Fund HIV/AIDS Project

To contribute to attainment of Universal Health Coverage through comprehensive HIV prevention, treatment and care for all people in Kenya. The  program targets key  populations (KPs), adolescent girls and young women (AGYW), Truckers, men in risk settings(MHRS), pregnant & lactating mothers, PLHIV, discordant couples, in/out of school youth and is implemented in Busia, Migori, Kisii, Vihiga, Nyamira and Nandi Counties. The Key activities include:

  1. Increasing coverage of ART among PLHIV
  2. Increasing defaulter tracing among PLHIV + pregnant and lactating mothers on PMTCT
  3. Reducing attrition among PLHIV on ART + pregnant and lactating mothers on PMTCT
  4. reaching KPs (MSM, PWIDs, TG, FSWs) with HIV prevention package of services
  5. Reaching priority
    populations(Truckers, MHRS, Discordant Couples) with HIV prevention package of services
  6. Reaching AGYW with HIV prevention package of services; and 7) scaling-up of efforts to
    reduce human rights-related barriers

AMREF Health Africa in Kenya Global Fund Tuberculosis Program

To ensure provision of quality care and prevention services for all people in Kenya with TB. Targeting the local communities and TB patients in Siaya, Migori, Busia Counties, the project seeks to accelerate the reduction of TB through provision of people-centred, universally accessible, acceptable and affordable quality services. Key activities

  1. screening contacts of bacteriologically confirmed TB patients and children <5 yrs
    with TB;
  2. supporting CHVs to visit households of under-five TB and MDR patients for
    health education and contact screening and referral of the presumptive;
  3. Incentivizing
    CHVs to conduct contact tracing in the community
  4. Supporting contact management and referral for TPT through contact invitation in the private for profit facilities
  5. mainstreaming TB in the Music and Drama Festivals for primary and secondary schools
  6. engaging and supporting Linkage Assistants and TB Champions and
  7.  scaling-up of effortsto reduce human rights-related barriers

AMREF Health Africa in Kenya Global Fund Malaria Project

Working with and supporting community units in Kisumu, Siaya and Vihiga counties to engage in malaria  preventive, diagnostic and treatment services and monitor implementation and outcomes of the activities. The program targets community health  volunteers(CHVs), community health and extension workers (CHEWs) and sub county health and management teams (SCHMTs) in the three  counties to conduct  Community Case Management of malaria (CCMM), provide Intermittent Preventive Treatment in  pregnancy (IPTp), train CHEWs and CHVs on CCMM, support bi-annual supportive supervision for CHVs and CHEWs by the sub-county with oversight from the county; support community unit (CU) monthly meetings and reports collections; support annual county and sub county data and performance review meetings for CCMM, support school health programs through sensitization of pupils to promote net use at home; and supporting CHEW monthly airtime and SCHRIO data bundles.

Closed Programs

IRDO has wide experience in successful program implementation, and recently closed 6 programs on HIV prevention, care and treatment and 2 on malaria and TB

Funded by PEPFAR through CDC, the program focused on the delivery of a combination of evidence-based, cost effective biomedical, behavioral and structural HIV prevention, care and treatment interventions that target the general population, youth in- and out-of-school, KPs, AGYW aged 9-24 years, adolescent and young males aged 10-30 years, FFx, uncircumcised males aged ≥10 years and HIV infected individuals in Homabay, Siaya and Busia counties.

Funded by PEPFAR/CDC for 2 years,KPIF sought to identify previously undiagnosed HIV infections among KP, link them to care, retain them in care, and ensure they adhere to medication until they are (and remain) virally suppressed. IRDO was the Prime Partner, and sub-granted 16 partners working in 15 counties in Kenya.

A Model to Scale-up Integrated Delivery of PrEP in Kenya (2017-2020). Funded by BMGF through JHPIEGO in 3 years, the project was designed to reach and initiate KPs [FSWs and MSM] on PrEP in Kisii County.

Provided a comprehensive package of HIV prevention, care, and treatment and support services to KPs in Kisii,  Nyamira and Vihiga counties and was funded by Global Fund (GF) through Kenya Red Cross Society (KRCS) in 3 years.

Sought to ensure AGYW had access to essential package of biomedical, behavioral and structural interventions to reduce their vulnerability to HIV. The project was funded by GF through KRCS in 2 years.

Supported interventions that sought to bridge the treatment gap by strengthening and leveraging community health systems and ensuring inclusion and participation in a differentiated service delivery approach in West Pokot County. The project was funded by GF through KRCS in 2 years.

Funded by GF through Amref Health Africa in 3 years, the project sought to accelerate reduction of TB burden in Siaya, Busia, Turkana and Migori counties of Kenya.

Worked with and supported community units in Siaya and Vihiga counties to engage in malaria preventive, diagnostic and treatment services and monitor implementation and outcomes of the activities. Also provided Health Facility Supportive Supervision and oversight to MoH in Data Quality Audit in Isiolo, Turkana, Marsabit, and Samburu, West Pokot, and Laikipia.