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Peter Mogere

Kenya Medical Research Institute (KEMRI) Partners in Health Research & Development (PHRD) - 2017 Fellow
Advocacy Accomplishments for the Year

Peter’s advocacy year was dedicated to the championing of HIV self-testing (HIVST) as part of the PrEP package and the first 90 (out of the 90-90-90 treatment targets). He successfully helped draft and shepherd the launch of Kenya’s HIVST guidelines and PrEP Framework inclusive of HIVST. He then led the sensitization of health workers and demand creation for self-testing through the media. Peter also lobbied the government to provide HIV self-test kits free of charge with support from Global Fund and PEPAFAR and in the private sector at cost. With the guidelines in place and government commitment to HIV self-testing scale-up, Peter continues to advocate for the broader rollout of the kits by the government, monitoring the processes of both domestic and external funding for the continuity of the programs. As a result of his work, he’s now coordinating a demonstration project at his host organization in Thika to explore how HIVST impacts PrEP uptake.

In His Own Words

Advocacy isn’t about just making noise but helping to find solutions. As a healthcare provider with experience in research and PrEP delivery, I helped translate the scientific jargon to simple understandable language that could be understood by different groups. By providing the right information on the products and different strategies, I helped advocates to champion for issue-based campaigns.


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