Transforming TB & HIV Prevention, Care & Treatment in Prisons (TACT)
TACT grant is funded by United States President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR) through Centers for Disease Control (CDC). The grant is set up as a consortium framework with Health Strat as the prime recipient, working in close collaboration with Kenya Prisons Service, and Deloitte Consulting Limited and the University of Maryland Baltimore as sub-receipients. This consortium brings forth international and local expertise in HIV care and treatment and organizational systems strengthening.
Deloitte Consulting is primarily responsible for ensuring that Kenya Prisons Service (KPS) has the governance, leadership and financial systems capacity to take responsibility for United States Government-funded grants, with support for a step-wise transition of the current grant to KPS control. University of Maryland, Baltimore (UMB) provides technical expertise on transition of clinical and managerial leadership for HIV service delivery, and on continuous quality improvement (CQI) systems. The purpose of this support is to ensure KPS has functional systems to allow for technical support on HIV service delivery in prisons.
TACT is a five year project which commenced in April 2014 working within the 118 prisons in Kenya. The project also works in collaboration with the Government of Kenya, the Ministry of Health and through the county devolved structures.
The objectives of the TACT project include :-
1. To ensure that Kenya Prison Services has the capacity to plan, implement, evaluate, and manage a USG-funded grant for comprehensive HIV and TB prevention, care and treatment services.
2. To provide evidence-based combination HIV prevention services to Kenya Prison Services staff, their families, and inmates.
3. To provide comprehensive HIV care and treatment services to HIV-infected Kenya Prison Services staff, their families, inmates, and surrounding community members.
4. To provide TB prevention and treatment services to Kenya Prison Services staff, their families, inmates, and surrounding community members
5. To monitor and evaluate program performance.