ACHAP Afya is a three-year, USAID-funded regional program implemented in Kenya’s Kilifi County and Uganda’s West Nile region. It is led by the Africa Christian Health Associations Platform (ACHAP), with the Christian Health Association of Kenya as the local implementing partner in Kilifi County. The program aims to reduce maternal and child morbidity and mortality in Kenya and Uganda by implementing high-quality, high-impact community health interventions for reproductive health/family planning; maternal, newborn, child and adolescent health; nutrition; and water, sanitation and hygiene.
The project leverages the large faith-based platform provided by ACHAP’s local partner organizations, which can be used to reach most targeted local communities with health care services. As part of the Journey to Self-Reliance, the program has directly involved the Kilifi county and sub-county health management teams and local leadership in its planning and start-up activities. ACHAP Afya will continue to build the capacity of local community health teams, community leaders (including faith leaders), and the health management teams to ensure sustainability.