KNASP III Chapter Summaries
- Approach taken in developing the KNASP III.
- A clear thinking of how the plan should be used by all stakeholders with a solid description of the Institutional Context.
- Situation Analysis with a focus on the epidemiological situation, trends, challenges and impact, highlighting the sources of new infections and factors promoting vulnerabilities.
- Distinguishes the policy, legal, programmatic and systemic challenges.
- Presents the progress the country has made to date in the national response to HIV and AIDS.
- The vision of KNASP III is:
‘An HIV-free Society in Kenya’
By 2013/14, four impact results will be achieved:
- Number of new infections reduced by at least 50%
- AIDS-related mortality reduced by 25%
- Reduction in HIV-related morbidity
- Reduced socio-economic impact of HIV and AIDS at household and community level
- Reduced risky behaviour among the general, infected, most-at-risk and vulnerable populations.
- Proportion of eligible PLHIV on care and treatment increased and sustained.
- Health systems deliver comprehensive HIV services.
- HIV mainstreamed in sector-specific policies and sector strategies.
- Communities and PLHIV networks respond to HIV within their local context.
- KNASP III stakeholders aligned and held accountable for results.
The chapter discusses the framework of the plan in terms of it’s:
- Implementation strategies - linking them to the country’s national policies, plans and frameworks
- Highlights the risks associated with the plan (sustainable financing, governance, supply –chain management and partnership commitment )
- Proposes risk mitigation plan in the event implementation of the plan faces unforeseen bottlenecks.
- The chapter discusses the three major implementation channels (Health Sector, Sectoral Mainstreaming, Community Pillars) with emphasis on:
- Service delivery across the whole range of prevention, treatment and care services.
- Community level action, involvement and transformation.
- Mainstreaming HIV across the whole spectrum of socio-economic life.
- Leadership and coordination of a harmonized and aligned Results framework.
- Discusses the coordination and implementation of the plan. With a national private-public partnership model management and accountability structure that has representation and participation at national and decentralized levels aimed at:
- Increasing efficiency.
- Optimizing the flow of strategic Information.
- Reducing risks associated with governance constraints.
- Improving the effectiveness of financial instruments.
- Provides a clear costing methodology for the strategic plan using available in-country epidemiological, demographic and unit costs data.
- Gives cost estimates and gap analysis to assist the national priority ranking of HIV interventions and concomitant resources to be mobilized.
- Further discusses management and financial risks associated with the plan and defines the accounting policies and procedures.
- Also highlights the issues of procurement and supplies - chain management systems for all relevant commodities.
- Focus on how performance and results will monitored and evaluated during the plan period.
- Explains the M&E framework, the strategic planning and review mechanisms, the M&E and Research systems and how these systems will be managed and coordinated during the plan period at both the decentralized and national levels.
Through a country – led process and with full engagement and participation of all stakeholders:
- We have reviewed our previous strategic plan.
- Taken into account all the emerging new evidence on the epidemic.
- Valued the need for buy-in from all stakeholders.
- Recognized that HIV interventions should be evidence-informed, cost effective, sustainable and scalable.
- Developed a 4 year KNASP III capable of delivering on Universal Access to HIV services for Kenya.
- The new Plan is:
- Has a-2-year National Plan of Operations.
- Has a number of supporting documents.
- Technically sound and pragmatic from peer review reports.
All of us should commit ourselves in a mutually accountable manner to implement the plan pragmatically to achieve the planned results.