Tuesday , July 23 2019

Weekly Updates: 5th – 16th November, 2018.

National Updates

KENPHIA enters the Nairobi fieldwork area (FWA), that consists of some clusters in Makueni, Machakos, Nyandarua, Murang’a, Kiambu, Kajiado and Narok counties, and all Nairobi County clusters. This FWA will be served by the Thika County Referral Hospital, Kitengela sub-County Hospital laboratories and the National HIV Referral Laboratory.

The KENPHIA Communications and Community Mobilization sub-committee held a strategy meeting on Wednesday 7th November, 2018 to discuss effective strategies towards the awareness of KENPHIA in the Nairobi FWA. Some of which included radio activations on both commercial and community radio stations; the use of caravans with PA systems in informal neighbourhoods.

The KENPHIA Regional Coordinators and Community Mobilization Coordinators met in Nairobi on 8th and 9th November,2018 to chart the way forward in planning for data collection in the Nairobi fieldwork area,

including challenges and lessons learnt from previous FWAs.

Radio Activations on Radio Citizen 106.7 FM, Inoor FM, Mayian FM (Maasai) kicked off on the 12th of November; and Star FM (Somali) on the 15th; the main aims of these activations is to sensitize the public on the survey and create awareness of the processes that will be followed when KENPHIA staff visit households. Community radio stations Mtaani Radio (Dagoretti) and Pamoja FM (Kibera) started their activations on Friday 16th, November.

Nairobi FWA Cluster Data Collection Start Dates

11-19 November, 2018: Kipipiri, North Kinangop, South Kinangop (Nyandarua), Kandara, Kihumbuini (Murang’a), Chania (Kiambu)

13-21 November, 2018: Kilungu, Kasikeu, Malili, Wote (Makueni), Athi River, Central (Machakos), Isinya (Kajiado), Makadara (Nairobi)

16-24 November, 2018: Dagoretti, Kibera, Makadara (Nairobi)

County Updates

The Wajir County mini-launch took place on Wednesday 7th November

CEC Member of Health, Mr. Abdihakim Billow (r) in attendance at the Wajir County launch on 7th November, 2018.

Upcoming launches: West Pokot – 20th November, Trans Nzoia – 27th November, Nairobi – 1st December
Nairobi County gatekeepers, convened by the County Commissioner, were sensitized on the survey, and they had a chance to offer feedback on the challenges, expectations and strategies towards effective data collection and return of results in Nairobi.

Nairobi Gatekeepers at the KENPHIA sensitization meeting on 15th November, 2018 at the Fairview Hotel, Nairobi.

Weekly Pictorial

Combined Regional Supervisory Team and Monitors early meeting in Bungoma on 5th November, 2018.

Monitoring by partners (ICAP and CDC) in Turkana, Lokwamusing cluster with Team 22 on 8th November, 2018.

Support meeting with Dr. Joyce Wamicwe and Dr. Lily Muthoni of NASCOP, in Kitengela on 15th November, 2018.

Regional Supervisory Team 28 with a monitor from CDC, Atlanta on 13th November, 2018.

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