Utilizing Digital Spaces To Reach Youth With HIV/SRH Messages The Case of the LVCT Health/Safaricom Private Public Partnership

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  • LVCT Health provides technical assistance to the government of Kenya, other governments in Africa, civil society organizations and private sector in strengthening responses to HIV prevention, care and treatment, sexual and reproductive health (SRH) interventions.

    LVCT Health’s core role is to inform the policy and programming within which HIV and AIDS and wider sexual reproductive health issues can be tackled.

    We conduct research into health systems and operations and advocate for effective, evidence –based government policies

    We invest in communities and health systems across Africa, train health care providers, build organizational capacities and work to secure long term resources for health.

    We work with partners, including national and county governments, community and faith-based organizations and the private sector to deliver accessible, quality HIV and reproductive, maternal and child healthcare to the target populations.

    LVCT Health focuses on those with greatest vulnerability to HIV infection and those with special needs, including survivors of sexual violence (SV), Persons with Disabilities (PWDs), Men who have Sex with Men (MSM), sex workers (SWs), youth including adolescents, young women and girls.
  • LVCT Health provides technical assistance to the government of Kenya, other governments in Africa, civil society organizations and private sector in strengthening responses to HIV prevention, care and treatment, sexual and reproductive health (SRH) interventions.

    LVCT Health’s core role is to inform the policy and programming within which HIV and AIDS and wider sexual reproductive health issues can be tackled.

    We conduct research into health systems and operations and advocate for effective, evidence –based government policies

    We invest in communities and health systems across Africa, train health care providers, build organizational capacities and work to secure long term resources for health.

    We work with partners, including national and county governments, community and faith-based organizations and the private sector to deliver accessible, quality HIV and reproductive, maternal and child healthcare to the target populations.

    LVCT Health focuses on those with greatest vulnerability to HIV infection and those with special needs, including survivors of sexual violence (SV), Persons with Disabilities (PWDs), Men who have Sex with Men (MSM), sex workers (SWs), youth including adolescents, young women and girls.
  • LVCT Health provides technical assistance to the government of Kenya, other governments in Africa, civil society organizations and private sector in strengthening responses to HIV prevention, care and treatment, sexual and reproductive health (SRH) interventions.

    LVCT Health’s core role is to inform the policy and programming within which HIV and AIDS and wider sexual reproductive health issues can be tackled.

    We conduct research into health systems and operations and advocate for effective, evidence –based government policies

    We invest in communities and health systems across Africa, train health care providers, build organizational capacities and work to secure long term resources for health.

    We work with partners, including national and county governments, community and faith-based organizations and the private sector to deliver accessible, quality HIV and reproductive, maternal and child healthcare to the target populations.

    LVCT Health focuses on those with greatest vulnerability to HIV infection and those with special needs, including survivors of sexual violence (SV), Persons with Disabilities (PWDs), Men who have Sex with Men (MSM), sex workers (SWs), youth including adolescents, young women and girls.
  • LVCT Health provides technical assistance to the government of Kenya, other governments in Africa, civil society organizations and private sector in strengthening responses to HIV prevention, care and treatment, sexual and reproductive health (SRH) interventions.

    LVCT Health’s core role is to inform the policy and programming within which HIV and AIDS and wider sexual reproductive health issues can be tackled.

    We conduct research into health systems and operations and advocate for effective, evidence –based government policies

    We invest in communities and health systems across Africa, train health care providers, build organizational capacities and work to secure long term resources for health.

    We work with partners, including national and county governments, community and faith-based organizations and the private sector to deliver accessible, quality HIV and reproductive, maternal and child healthcare to the target populations.

    LVCT Health focuses on those with greatest vulnerability to HIV infection and those with special needs, including survivors of sexual violence (SV), Persons with Disabilities (PWDs), Men who have Sex with Men (MSM), sex workers (SWs), youth including adolescents, young women and girls.
  • Call volume scaled up by a 467% margin (12240 in 2010 to 69422 in 2011).
    The trend was replicated in 2012 with a record 156018 calls to the hotline, an increase of 125%.
    The call volume stabilized in 2013 at 132,171.
    11 of the top 15 counties with the highest call volumes are all in rural areas
    1190 service has become an effective referral system
  • LVCT Health provides technical assistance to the government of Kenya, other governments in Africa, civil society organizations and private sector in strengthening responses to HIV prevention, care and treatment, sexual and reproductive health (SRH) interventions.

    LVCT Health’s core role is to inform the policy and programming within which HIV and AIDS and wider sexual reproductive health issues can be tackled.

    We conduct research into health systems and operations and advocate for effective, evidence –based government policies

    We invest in communities and health systems across Africa, train health care providers, build organizational capacities and work to secure long term resources for health.

    We work with partners, including national and county governments, community and faith-based organizations and the private sector to deliver accessible, quality HIV and reproductive, maternal and child healthcare to the target populations.

    LVCT Health focuses on those with greatest vulnerability to HIV infection and those with special needs, including survivors of sexual violence (SV), Persons with Disabilities (PWDs), Men who have Sex with Men (MSM), sex workers (SWs), youth including adolescents, young women and girls.
  • LVCT Health provides technical assistance to the government of Kenya, other governments in Africa, civil society organizations and private sector in strengthening responses to HIV prevention, care and treatment, sexual and reproductive health (SRH) interventions.

    LVCT Health’s core role is to inform the policy and programming within which HIV and AIDS and wider sexual reproductive health issues can be tackled.

    We conduct research into health systems and operations and advocate for effective, evidence –based government policies

    We invest in communities and health systems across Africa, train health care providers, build organizational capacities and work to secure long term resources for health.

    We work with partners, including national and county governments, community and faith-based organizations and the private sector to deliver accessible, quality HIV and reproductive, maternal and child healthcare to the target populations.

    LVCT Health focuses on those with greatest vulnerability to HIV infection and those with special needs, including survivors of sexual violence (SV), Persons with Disabilities (PWDs), Men who have Sex with Men (MSM), sex workers (SWs), youth including adolescents, young women and girls.
  • Utilizing Digital Spaces To Reach Youth With HIV/SRH Messages The Case of the LVCT Health/Safaricom Private Public Partnership

    1. 1. 1 www.lvcthealth.org Utilizing Digital Spaces To Reach Youth With HIV/SRH Messages The Case of the LVCT Health/Safaricom Private Public Partnership Gitau E; Kibutha A; Thiomi J; Ikahu A; Otiso, L 6th International Conference on Peer Education, Sexuality, HIV & AIDS 2014 Dates: 16- 18 June 2014
    2. 2. We have rebranded. We are now LVCT Health
    3. 3. Building Partnerships, transforming lives 3 ABOUT LVCT Health www.lvcthealth.org • LVCT Health (formerly known as Liverpool VCT, Care and treatment (LVCT)) is an indigenous Kenyan non- governmental and non-profit organization. • Founded in 1998 and registered in 2001 • LVCT Health envisions healthy societies and uses research results, capacity improvement and policy reform action for equitable HIV, SRH services to the most vulnerable populations. • LVCT health reached 1.3m Kenyans with HTC in 2013 with 80% linkage to care, 40,000 in care, 4300 survivors of sexual violence in 124 MOH facilities and 150,000 youthful callers to one2one hotline.
    4. 4. Building Partnerships, transforming lives 4 Presentation Outline www.lvcthealth.org • Background • Description • Results • Lessons Learnt • Conclusions and Recommendations
    5. 5. Building Partnerships, transforming lives 5 Background www.lvcthealth.org • 70% of Kenya’s young people live in rural areas • Most qualified HIV & RH service providers located in urban/semi urban areas. • Mobile telephony penetration stands at 77.3% with 89% of 15-24 year olds engaging with their phones at least once a day for various reasons.
    6. 6. Building Partnerships, transforming lives 6 www.lvcthealth.org • one2one© is LVCT Health’s flagship innovative & evidence based youth programme aiming to deliver accurate HIV/SRH info ^ services to young people in an interactive approach • The one2one youth hotline was set up in 2006 to provide info & tele-counselling services to youth on HIV/AIDS & related sexuality, SRH issues through a mobile platform. • Runs on the short code 1190.
    7. 7. Building Partnerships, transforming lives 7 www.lvcthealth.org How It Works • Referrals to the one2one 1190 hotline • Individualized anonymous interactions • Confidentiality as per national counseling protocols • Appropriate referrals provided • By the minute data available for mining • Reports generated • Research gaps identified • Policy advocacy agenda prioritized • Tailored programming solutions
    8. 8. Building Partnerships, transforming lives 8 www.lvcthealth.org • LVCT Health/Safaricom partnership formed in 2011 • Safaricom, largest mobile service provider in Kenya with 80% market volume • Safaricom hosts the one2one counsellors at the state of art Jambo Call Centre. LVCT Health pays for space. • Calls and text message charges subsidized, thus the service is toll free to all its clients, mostly young people • Use of quality infrastructure to receive/respond to calls, collect/analyze data & generate reports. • Enhanced call quality, improved infrastructure and financial leveraging LVCT Health/ Safaricom Partnership
    9. 9. Building Partnerships, transforming lives 9 Call Rates Through The Years www.lvcthealth.org
    10. 10. Building Partnerships, transforming lives 10 Results of PPP www.lvcthealth.org
    11. 11. Building Partnerships, transforming lives 11 Conclusions and Recommendations www.lvcthealth.org • Need to rigorously evaluate our interventions & show that they work to reduce HIV and RH vulnerability among adolescents • Working together, state and non-state actors in low and middle income countries should jointly embrace the opportunities that private public partnerships present in scaling up HIV prevention efforts amongst youth. • Such opportunities include enhancing referral systems, better follow up mechanisms, assured quality management, data collection and utilization.
    12. 12. Building Partnerships, transforming lives 12 Thank You CONTACT US: egitau@lvcthealth.org one2one@lvcthealth.org www.lvcthealth.org

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