PHDA
PARTNERS FOR HEALTH AND DEVELOPMENT IN AFRICA (PHDA)

Current projects:

To Reduce HIV Incidence in Kenya by Expanding Adolescent Voluntary Male Circumcisions, Introducing Early Infant Male Circumcision and Increasing the Focus on Program Safety.
The main goal of this project is to support the Government of Kenya in implementing the second phase of its VMMC programme, which aims to sustain the gains achieved from the first phase of the programme through improved governance, capacity strengthening and resource mobilization.

Completed projects:

A South to South collaborative project to understand and address the HIV vulnerability of male sex workers in Nairobi, Kenya.
The proposed study has two overarching objectives: (1) to produce a reliable evidence base that can explain the individual, social, environmental and structural factors that shape the HIV-vulnerability of MSWs in Nairobi; and (2) to design and pilot test a community-based intervention that can address these various levels of vulnerability.

Enhancing the Impact of HIV Prevention Programs for the Most At-Risk Populations in Kenya.
The purpose of this project is to support the government of Kenya to design and implement effective and efficient models for delivering HIV prevention programs for the most at-risk populations.

Impact assessment of HIV prevention programming in Andhra Pradesh and Karnataka:  The CHARME II Project.
The goal of CHARME-India II is to assess HIV transmission dynamics and the collective impact of all HIV prevention programming in Andhra Pradesh and Karnataka, and enhance relevant analytical capacity within India.

Improving the quality of lives of vulnerable adolescent girls in north Karnataka, India.
The overall goal of the adolescent girl program is to improve the quality of life of adolescent girls from vulnerable and marginalized communities in two districts (Bijapur and Bagalkot) of Karnataka state through increasing age at marriage; delaying sexual debut; and delaying entry into sex work.

Increase uptake of newborn & maternal interventions in poorly performing rural districts of Karnataka.
The goal of the project is to support the state of Karnataka and India to improve maternal, neonatal and child health outcomes in rural populations through the development and adoption of effective operational and health system approaches within the National Rural Health Mission (NRHM).

Meeting critical health care & nutritional needs to improve maternal, neonatal and child health in vulnerable African populations.
The proposed project utilizes existing health and nutrition infrastructure and human resources in the Taita and Taveta Coast Region of Kenya as the platform for strengthening linkages between maternal, newborn and child health and nutrition.

Students for Global Maternal, Neonatal and Child Health: A Canadian-Kenyan Partnership.
The main objective of this project is to support a trans-disciplinary program of development internships or Canadian and Kenyan students focusing on increasing food security and securing the future of children and youth.