NAPHAM And The National Hiv And Aids Response

NAPHAM has played a pivotal role in the HIV and AIDS national response and has contributed a lot to the achievements made so far. NAPHAM’s key role in the national response has been coordination and implementation of HIV and AIDS programmes at district and community levels through support groups.

In the realization of the 90:90:90 targets as stipulated in the 2015-2020 National Strategic Plan for HIV and AIDS (by 2020, 90% of all people living with HIV will know their HIV status; 90% of all people living with HIV will receive sustained antiretroviral therapy; and 90% of all people receiving antiretroviral therapy will have viral suppression), NAPHAM’s roles are as follows:

  • Demand creation at community level through mobilization of people to go for HIV testing and counselling (first 90).
  • Advocacy to improve service delivery and reduction of stigma and discrimination (second and third 90).
  • Treatment literacy, adherence, and retention on care through the support groups and the work of NAPHAM volunteers such as Health Promoters, Mentor Mothers and Expert Clients (third 90).