Between 13 February to 9th March 2018, KELIN, with support from ARASA will bring together close to 750 community members, duty bearers and community based organisations, for dialogue meetings to deliberate on HIV, TB and reproductive health interventions within the counties of Migori, Homa Bay, Mombasa, Kisumu and Nairobi. The dialogues will focus on the advocacy gaps, challenges and opportunities for HIV, Reproductive Health and TB prevention, care and treatment.
These forums are broadly set to achieve four objectives namely:
- To enhance the capacity of Community members on new and emerging issues related to HIV, TB, sexual reproductive health and human rights;
- To strengthen understanding on the linkages between HIV, TB, sexual reproductive health and human rights, challenges in addressing the same and available mechanisms for redress;
- To share experiences amongst health stakeholders in relation to the implementation of HIV, TB, SRH interventions; and.
- To explore the strategic role Community members play in advocacy and monitoring health accountability for improved health service delivery.
Additionally, it is anticipated that the dialogue forums will be useful to heighten community awareness on health rights in relation to HIV, TB and reproductive health, create referral mechanisms for reporting violations and empower communities to demand for accountability in implementation of health related rights.
The schedule of the forums is as follows:
Migori County on 13th to 15th February at Uriri Sub County HQs hall, Kuria West CDF hall-Kehancha, & ACK Church St John the Evaneglist hall.
Homa Bay County on 20th, 21st and 22nd February at Magunga, centre, Rodi centre and Kandiege.
Mombasa County on 20th , 21st and 22nd February at Paradise Hotel, Changamwe social hall and Ziwa la ng’ombe social hall.
Kisumu County on 27th, 28th February and 1st March 2018 at Ahero Social Development centre, Village paradise hall and Nyalenda KUAP Hall.
Nairobi County on 6th, 7th and 8th March, 2018 at Casino hall, WOFAK Kayole hall and Kangemi social hall.
As a result of these dialogues, KELIN hopes to contribute to a strengthened network of CSOs, CBOs, media and communities that will hold duty bearers accountable in provision of HIV, TB, and reproductive health services in Kenya.
To contribute to the discussion and for live updates follow KELIN on our social media platforms using the hash tag #HIVTBRights
For more information contact:
Programme Manager, HIV & TB
Mombasa Road, Somak building 4th Floor
P O Box 112 – 00200 KNH Nrb,
Tel: 020, 2515790 │Mobile: 0790 487473, 0722 747382