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Kenya Leads Regional Discussion on Integrated HIV Care at CQUIN Conference 

Kenya is hosting the 2024 CQUIN multi-country conference this week, bringing together healthcare leaders from 21 nations. The conference, organized in collaboration with ICAP at Columbia University’s CQUIN (Coverage, Quality, and Impact Network), focuses on “Delivering Person-Centred Care for People Living with HIV.” 

During the opening ceremony, Dr. Rose Wafula, Head of the National AIDS and STI Control Program (NASCOP), emphasized the critical role of integrating services beyond just HIV treatment.  

She highlighted the importance of addressing non-communicable diseases (NCDs) and sexual and reproductive health (SRH) within HIV programs to ensure comprehensive care. 

Dr. Wafula underscored the need for collaboration among stakeholders. Breaking down program silos and investing in primary care networks are essential for successful integration of HIV, SRH, maternal and child health (MCH), and NCD services. 

This aligns with the Kenyan Ministry of Health’s agenda for achieving Universal Health Coverage. 

Over 260 participants, including representatives from Ministries of Health, PEPFAR agencies, development partners, and people living with HIV networks, are attending the conference.  

This platform fosters the exchange of best practices and innovative approaches for integrated service delivery.

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