APHIA II EASTERN, WORKPLACE PROGRAM

The program works to create awareness on HIV & AIDS and other Reproductive Health issues in workplaces as well as implement workplace programs with full monitoring support.  It is coordinated by 5 Field coordinators and 1 Program Officer.

The program is currently working with the following groups:

  • Workers in Tea Factories and Flower Farms (Embu, Meru & Timau)
  • Warders and Inmates in Meru & Embu Prison
  • Students and lecturers in Tertiary Institutions (Embu & Meru)
  • Commercial Sex Workers (Isiolo & Meru)
  • Informal worksites (Embu, Isiolo & Timau)

 

Objectives of the Workplace Program:

  • Training of staff as peer educators, conducting management sensitizations and community outreaches to provide information on HIV & AIDS and other Reproductive Health (RH) issues.
  • To develop, review and disseminate comprehensive and integrated HIV/AIDS workplace policies in the workplaces.
  • Rehabilitation and enhancing re-admission to school for teen sex workers as well as linking them with OVC programs for other needs.
  • Promote safer sex practices including proper condom use among older sex workers, while linking them with alternative livelihood opportunities after training.
  • Provision of HIV Counseling Testing.
  • Education and referral on prevention of   Mother to Child Transmission, Tuberculosis  Malaria and Reproductive Health /Family Planning including treatment of sexually transmitted infections.
  • Psycho social support for People Living With HIV through on site counseling or referral to nearest health facilities.