PATH recently garnered a US$143 million award from the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) to lead a five-year project in Kenya’s Western and Nyanza Provinces. This comprehensive health service delivery project, called APHIAplus Zone 1, will begin January 1, 2011, and will build on the successful work PATH has done in Kenya’s Western Province since 2006.

For the past four years, PATH has worked with local and international partners to increase the uptake of HIV/AIDS, tuberculosis, family planning, reproductive health, maternal and child health, and malaria prevention services in Kenya’s Western Province. This work and APHIAplus Zone 1 are both a part of USAID/Kenya’s country-wide health service support program. USAID has committed $1.5 billion over the next five years to this national initiative.

APHIAplus Zone 1 will scale up PATH’s existing interventions, focusing on integrating health services, strengthening health systems, fostering community involvement, and building the capacity of health workers and the Government of Kenya to offer quality health services to the surrounding population.

The Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation, Jhpiego, and World Vision, which have been PATH’s partners in western Kenya since 2006, will continue to work with PATH for the duration of the new award.

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Posted November 12, 2010.