Between 2008 and 2012, the Population Council’s USAID-funded AIDS, Population, and Health Integrated Assistance Operations Research Project worked with local partners in Kenya to test innovative ways to improve the delivery of health services. Through the project, the Council helped Kendu Adventist Hospital improve pediatric HIV services.
I am the head of clinical services and in charge of the Comprehensive Care Center, the AIDS care unit at Kendu Adventist Hospital. Out of a caseload of 4,500 active patients, we treat about 120 to 210 patients every day. We also conduct voluntary HIV counseling and testing services in our hospital and at various mobile sites outside of the clinic.