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Location: 2nd Floor, Wing B, Jumuia Place, Lenana Road P.O. Box 22591-00400, Nairobi
GSM: 0722 203-199, 0733 363-630
Telephone: + 254-020-2714346 / 2714354 / 2714355
Telephone: + 254-020-2446670/1
Fax: + 254-020-2714342

Key Interventions

  1. Catch up and keep up strategies leveraging multiple LLIN distribution models:
    • Free routine LLINs distribution to more than 4000 public and private (Tunza) health facilities targeting children under 1 year and pregnant women.
      • More than 2 million LLINs distributed annually at an average of 200,000 nets distributed per month.
      • Distribution points focus at the more than 4000 public and private health facilities offering ANC/CWC in priority regions
      • Target pregnant women (identified through ANC visits) & children under the age of 1 (through immunization visits)
      • Investment in Health Workers and M&E systems has been critical for the success of this distribution channel.
      • Between 2008 to 2014, a total of 15,464,141 LLINs distributed to vulnerable populations through routine distribution at ANC and CWC clinics in Kenya
    • Accountability for LLINs
      • PS Kenya continues with the implementation of the ITN distribution risk mitigation plan to ensure improved accountability of the malaria commodity. The following has been achieved so far:
        • 100% migration into online system for net requisitions.
        • Distribution schedules attached to the online Net requisition forms.
        • Health facility in charges in participating health facilities trained on Logistics Management and Information System
        • More than 90% of the more than 4000 participating health facilities are monitored in a quarterly basis
        • More than 90% of participating health facilities are reporting on a monthly basis
        • Working closely with health facilities and counties to mitigate any identified risks.

  2. Mass Net Distribution that targets universal coverage, that is, 1 net for every 2 people especially in Malaria endemic, epidemic prone and some seasonal transmission regions in Kenya. This process utilizes MoH infrastructure and personnel and replacement of the nets occurs at an interval of 3 years apart
    • A total of 22,985,160 LLINs were distributed to vulnerable populations through Mass Net in Kenya between 2008 and 2014.

  3. Social marketing of LLINs through CBO’s and rural retail outlets based in Malaria endemic and epidemic prone regions leveraging on DFID funding. Between 2008 and 2014, a total of 4,714,706 nets were sold through this channel. Annually, an average of 800,000 nets has been sold. However, the volumes sold depend on available budgets.

  4. Continuous Community based distribution- A pilot is ongoing at Samia sub-county to test the feasibility of this channel vis a vis mass net distribution. By end of December 2014, a total of 28,928 nets out of a target of 29278 (98.8% of target achieved) had been distributed. Interpersonal Communication sessions, net hanging and net patching are ongoing with promising outcomes. Results of the end line are anticipated by Dec 2015.

  5. Social Behavior Change Communication increasing consistent use of LLIN
    • In order to ensure increased utilization of the distributed nets, PS Kenya works with MoH to employ an array of different Behavior Change Communication (BCC) approaches in the various beneficiary counties. These includes
      • Interpersonal Communication in small group sessions especially in net distribution sites and individual door to door barrier analysis and counselling by trained Community Health Volunteers (CHVs).
        • Focus areas include Coast, Nyanza and Western
        • By Dec 2014, 251,780 individuals (114%) & 294,649 households(109%) had been reached through IPC activities
        • Preliminary Trac results shows positive correlation between exposure to communication and behavior change
      • Mass Media campaigns have been harnessed through local radio stations with targeted listeners through interactive activation campaigns. The TV channel features tailor made properties that are aired alongside the TV commercial.
      • To complement mass media (radio and TV), USAID and DFID funding has been leveraged to undertake outdoor advertising in the form of digital screens, bill boards and branding of buses.
  6. Capacity building of Malaria Control Unit (MCU) on communication development and oversight
    • Technical support through participation in TWGs – Vector control, Case Management, M&E
    • Financial and administrative support for stakeholder workshops, TWGs to review strategies and monitor progress and support supervision
    • Capacity building through participation in training programs and conferences
    • Support for advocacy and communication in development of IEC materials for specific activities
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