SaSa Centres - The DiSC model
This are Drop-In Services Centers (DISC) defined as free standing and independently operated facilities where project beneficiaries mainly key Populations voluntarily visit for utilization and uptake a range of services namely biomedical, behavioral and structural interventions. SaSa Tupate Huduma is a message that rallies key populations to access services in our centres, which integrate behavioural, biomedical, and structural interventions for prevention of new HIV infections.
Ambassadors of Change (AoC)
The AoC is a movement that identifies youth role models and provides them a platform to advocate for behaviour change in the community to reduce HIV infection. The program “Life Step by Step” (Maisha Hatua kwa Hatua) is a life-skills initiative supporting youth to live healthier and happier lives.
African Pot of Hope (APoH)
APoH is an initiative designed to encourage corporate social responsibility as a means to address community needs and priorities. The initiative was launched during NOPE’s 2008 biennial conference and brings together the private and public sector.
Comprehensive Wellness Workplace Program (CWPP)
Through the CWPP NOPE conducts organizational assessments, capacity development, context-specific strategy development and quality assurance mechanisms for peer-centred HIV prevention programs. To date, over 200 workplaces have benefited from the program in the areas of agriculture, goods and services, manufacturing, hospitality, and tourism.
A healthy workforce leads to profitability, productivity and a strong society. The APHIA II project was a five-year initiative supported by FHI360 to implement comprehensive workplace programs in Coast and Rift Valley provinces. NOPE carried out an end of project evaluation as part of our Monitoring Evaluation Research and Learning (MERL) initiative to assess the impact of the workplace program in increasing uptake of heath care services.
After 5 years of implementing APHIA II in the Coast and Rift Valley regions, NOPE realized that formal, strong partnerships with government were required for success. Further, workplaces needed to carry out a cost benefit analysis to assess the value of providing on-site health care.
We also learned that HIV prevention was most effective when programs addressed maternal and child health, family planning and other reproductive health issues. Additionally, workplace programs need to include support services for alcohol and drug addiction, succession planning, economic sustainability and general wellness for their employees.
Further, government health facilitates are a key part of providing comprehensive health care. Workplace programs that integrated government health facilities were more effective, more trusted, and resulted in a high demand for services.