Kenya: National AIDS Control Council NACC

  • About: The National AIDS Control Council was established as a corporate body under the State Corporations Act by a Presidential Order in Legal Notice No. 170 of 26th September 1999 soon after HIV/AIDS was declared a national disaster in Kenya.
  • Mission Statement: To provide policy and a strategic framework for mobilizing resources and coordinating resources for prevention of HIV transmission and provision of care and support to the infected and affected in Kenya … (full text about).

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Address: NATIONAL AIDS CONTROL COUNCIL, LANDMARK PLAZA, P.O BOX 61307.- 00200, NAIROBI, KENYA;
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Mandate: To provide policy and strategic framework for mobilizing and coordinating resources for prevention of HIV transmission and provision of care and support to the infected and the affected in Kenya.  

Functions of the National AIDS Control Council are:

  • To develop policies, strategies and guidelines relevant to the prevention and control of Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome (AIDS)
  • To mobilize resources for AIDS control and prevention
  • To coordinate and provide framework for supervision of implementation of AIDS programmes in the country;
  • To collaborate with local and international agencies which work in AIDS control;
  • To facilitate the setting up of sectoral programmes on AIDS;
  • To develop National management information systems for AIDS control for monitoring control of HIV/AIDS interventions;
  • To identify sector specific training needs and devise appropriate manpower development strategies;
  • To develop appropriate mechanisms for the monitoring
  • To take a leadership role in advocacy and public relations for the AIDS control programme.

To mobilize government ministries and institutions, non-governmental organizations, community based organizations, research bodies, the private sector and universities to participate in AIDS control and prevention.

Provision of KNASP Support Services:

A wide range of support services are required for effective delivery of the KNASP strategies. The key support services provided under KNASP are:

  • Research
  • Financing and procurement
  • Institutional capacity
  • Communication, coordination and networking.

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