LVCT Health is a Kenyan non-governmental and not-for-profit organisation registered in 2001 after a research project that pioneered the first three HIV voluntary counselling and testing centres in Kenya. We aim to drastically reduce new HIV infections and increase equitable access to quality health services through innovative, integrated, comprehensive and high impact services and programs that can be delivered at scale.
Our programmatic focus is on HIV Testing, HIV Prevention, Care and Treatment, and Gender-Based Violence (GBV) with a special interest in Violence against Women (VAW), Violence against Children (VAC). Our work is anchored in a Research-Policy-Practice model that facilitates generation and utilisation of evidence from research and practice by piloting innovative solutions to address challenges in HIV and GBV identified in the national and community priorities to inform national policies and programmes. We also undertake evidence-informed policy advocacy and offer technical support to government and partners by working within the national policies' technical working groups and forums for the development of national and international standards and guidelines.
As one of the largest non-government providers of HIV testing and counselling in Kenya, LVCT Health delivers integrated HIV and post GBV services directly and provides TA and capacity building for service delivery through the government and partners by offering technical support to government and partners to scale up access, quality and coverage of HIV, sexual and reproductive, post-GBV and other related health services and programmes. Evidence utilisation, integration, continuous quality improvement, partnerships and local/community ownership underpin all our programmes and services.
Our core capabilities include innovative strategies for reaching populations at increased vulnerability and risk of HIV infection including discordant couples, young women, survivors of sexual and gender-based violence, sex workers and men who have sex with men; and building capacities of local organisations through training and re-granting support.
Our presence is primarily in Kenya with technical support and capacity building in other sub-Saharan African countries. We are currently working in 25 of the 47 counties in Kenya. We are also technical support, coordination and re-granting resource for countries in Eastern and Southern Africa.