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IHP Public Private Partnership

The Interfaith Health Program continues its second year of activities in partnership with the CDC’s Division of Global HIV/AIDS Public-Private Partnership (PPP) initiative to build programmatic, capacity-building, sustainability, and technical assistance initiatives with faith-based organizations providing HIV prevention, treatment, and support services.  In the second year, the IHP PPP is focused on these five priorities:

1.  Increase understanding of the contributions of FBOs to comprehensive HIV prevention, treatment and support

2.  Expand FB partnership networks:  These networks will span international, national, regional, and local levels and reach a broad spectrum of religious leaders from across religious traditions.

3.  Improve collaborations in resource-poor settings:  Working with its Kenyan partners, the IHP PPP will implement health asset mapping in seven informal settlements around Nairobi to respond to the particular needs of HIV-positive adolescents related to sexual health, education, and economic opportunities. 

4.  Provide leadership development initiatives for current and future generations of leaders in undertaking HIV policy advocacy:  The IHP PPP will implement an Executive Leadership Institute to build networks between religious leaders and leaders from government and civil society to support advocacy and strategic planning.

5.  Build organizational and programmatic capacity of faith-based organizations

 Building partnerships between faith-based organizations, civil society organizations, and HIV treatment programs in local communities:  Local organizations are an important resource for psychosocial services but partnerships between these organizations and health facilities can be difficult to establish.  Through a community institute, the IHP PPP will establish local teams representing these institutions in communities in Kenya to create a holistic model of clinical and psychosocial treatment that can help people living with HIV stay in care.