The mandate for the Community Based HIV programme is to put in place the most sustainable ways for partnering with the community, improve uptake of HIV services at the community level including advocacy for treatment, care and support; HIV prevention including home testing, PMTCT interventions; Psychosocial support services including functional support groups etc. This will facilitate the achievement of NASCOPs overall goal of providing comprehensive continuum of care and prevention from the facility to the community level


To have a community HIV package which is well integrated with other services to provide a holistic, quality continuum of prevention, treatment and care services. The package ought to be accessible to all those in need, free of stigma, is sustainable and supported by motivated communities, health workers and the community leadership.

What the Program does

1. Facilitate linkage from facility-level service provision to community care.
2. Provide leadership in the development of Policies, Guidelines, Training materials and other community level HIV materials.
3. Establish mechanisms for community HIV training and other capacity development activities in relation to; Health workers training and sensitization CHW training

4. Develop and implement comprehensive community packages for continuum of care and service delivery. These include;

  • Basic care package for the prevention of opportunistic infection
  • Home and community based care for continuity of care and support at the community level
  • Community Prevention with Positives for the prevention of HIV transmission and treatment adherence through the GIPA principles.


Partners involved

  • National AIDS Control Council
  • Path Finder International
  • Population Council
  • Population Services International
  • Family Health International
  • Mildmay International
  • Jhpiego
  • World Vision
  • ICAP
  • Catholic relief services
  • PLHIV networks
  • Kenya Red Cross
  • USAID and CDC implementing partners at the community level
  • Helpage
  • Relevant Government departments e.g Children's department, Ministry of Agriculture
  • Capacity building for health workers, community health workers (CHW) and other community resource persons on the various intervention areas
  • Structured community-level Interventions namely; Care and support programme (HCBC). The HCBC Implementation framework provides a guide to all implementers on the minimum care package at community level
  • Community interventions for Prevention with Positives (CPwP) The CPwP flipchart gives a clear outline of the thirteen prevention messages the CPwP service providers deliver either one to one or within support groups.
Community OIs prevention intervention package (BCP) the BCP guidelines explains the minimum content of the Basic Care Package for the prevention of opportunistic infections


Ongoing Activities

  • Roll-out of CPwP through regional trainings of TOTs and Service providers
  • Roll-out of the BCP distribution through the Comprehensive care centers
  • Reviewing of the Home based care policy guide to incooperate all components of community HIV prevention, treatment and care

Development of a community PMTCT guide for CHW


Basic Care Package 2010

Quick Reference for Basic Care Package for Community Health Workers & Peer Educators

Home and Community Care in Kenya


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