Christian Science Monitor Profiles Kenyan Youth Center’s HIV Prevention Efforts
The Christian Science Monitor yesterday profiled the Kibera Community Self Help Program, a youth center in Nairobi, Kenya, that the Monitor calls "one of the best examples in Africa of a home-grown, privately funded AIDS prevention program." Kibera first opened 11 years ago as an after-school program for neighborhood children. With financial assistance from the Ford Foundation, ActionAid and other private donors, the program has expanded beyond leisure activities to offer a range of HIV-related services, including counseling, testing, "positive living" classes and group therapy. Program participants are also encouraged to speak about their experiences with HIV/AIDS at schools and churches. The full article is available online (Harman, Christian Science Monitor, 7/10).This is part of the KHN Morning Briefing, a summary of health policy coverage from major news organizations. Sign up for an email subscription.