EVIDENCE-INFORMED BEHAVIOURAL INTERVENTION TECHNICAL WORKING GROUP
Zero new HIV infections using effective evidence informed behavioural interventions
Decrease the number of persons at high risk of acquiring and transmitting HIV by increasing the proportion of HIV infected people who know their status and receive prevention, treatment and care services by strengthening the national capacity to monitor the epidemic, and develop, implement and evaluate evidence informed behavioural interventions for prevention.
EBI TWG GOAL:
To strengthen HIV prevention efforts in Kenya.
WHAT IS THE ROLE FOR THE EBI TWG?
The EBI TWG is mandated to conduct:-
- To develop a framework to ensure all HIV prevention behavioral interventions are supported by evidence and support prevention outcomes in KNASP III
- To develop a health education assessment tool that can be used to systematically assess existing behavioral interventions in use in Kenya.
- To develop a set of criteria to determine which interventions that have been rigorously evaluated are considered best and promising interventions and may possibly be packaged and diffused throughout Kenyan.
- To develop a systematic selection and adaptation process to select and adapt EBIs developed in other countries and ensure they are appropriate for the Kenyan context.
- To guide on the repackaging and provide guidance the dissemination and scale-up of adapted EBIs.
- To develop an annually review process for EBIs to ensure they are up-to-date and effective.
- To provide guidance on operational research to improve the functioning and effectiveness of EBIs
WHAT ARE EBIs?
Evidence-informed Behavioral Interventions (EBIs) are interventions that have been rigorously evaluated and have been shown to have significant and positive evidence of efficacy (e.g., elimination or reduction of risky sexual or drug taking behaviors).
These interventions are considered to be scientifically sound, provide sufficient evidence of efficacy in various contexts and/or target populations, and address HIV prevention needs of the communities by targeting the specific target population. EBIs increases knowledge and skills (e.g., communication, negotiation, refusal, condom use) in HIV prevention, change attitudes, and motivate individuals to adopt healthier behaviors.
WHO ARE INVOLVED IN THE EBI TWG?
All stakeholders involved in HIV prevention efforts in Kenya under the leadership of the National AIDS and STIs Control Program (NASCOP). NASCOP is the chairing the National EBI Technical Working Group. Our stakeholders include:
- Government of Kenya
- HIV Prevention Implementing Partners
- International Technical Organizations
- United States Government Agencies (USAID, CDC, and DoD)
- Developed the Kenya HIV Prevention Intervention Assessment Tool (KHPIAT) and prepared the stage for objective reviews of local interventions
- Developed a national Monitoring and Evaluation Framework for HIV Prevention
- Disseminated the KHPIAT to the Provincial Health Management Teams in the regions
- Completed National Review and adaptation of various interventions including Families Matter! Program, Healthy Choices for a Better Future EBAN-K, RESPECT-K and Sister to Sister Kenya
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Click The link below to download the EBIs Assessment Application Submission Form