Laboratory Services

“Laboratory tests offered include; TB microscopy screening, biochemistry tests specifically kidney/liver function tests, immune monitoring tests (CD4/CD3), HIV-PCR, TB-PCR and drug resistance testing. EDARP follows the Kenya national Antiretroviral treatment guidelines as recommended by the National Aids and STI Control Programme (NASCOP) in providing laboratory services to its clients.

The laboratory collaborates with the TB Central Reference Laboratory (TB-CRL) in screening of TB through culture method. The collaboration with KEMRI HIV-P3 laboratory facilitates early infant HIV diagnosis to all infants born from HIV positive mothers under EDARP care and treatment.

The laboratory is enrolled and participates in external quality assurance programs. These programs include; Human Quality Assessment Services (HUQAS), Randox International Quality Assessment Service (RIQAS), and Quality Assurance System International (QASI).

All laboratory tests offered are free to all clients accessing care and treatment under Eastern Deanery Aids Relief Program. Laboratory services are available from Monday to Friday with exception of public holidays.”

HMIS/M&E Department

BACKGROUND


The department aims to establish a reliable, efficient and functional Health Management Information Systems (HMIS) that enables easy patient information management within all EDARP clinics.

EDARP’s HMIS system has been designed to capture the minimum standard requirements of Ministry of Health (MoH) health indicators.

The system was 1st introduced in 2009 at our Kayole clinic and currently all our 14 facilities are running on the system.

 

HOW WILL YOU BENEFIT FROM OUR SERVICES?

CLIENT

  • Better service delivery by reducing client waiting time.
  • Facilitates efficient patient clinical assessment and data recording by clinicians.
  • Facilitates easy client referral as client information can be accessed within all EDARP clinics.
  • Clients get accurate records, and have a documented audit trail of their medical history.

EDARP

  • Coordinate and guide program data collection activities
  • Promote and support data quality improvement through Routine Data Assessment (RDQA)
  • Monitor and evaluate all care and treatment program activities
  • Facilitate a feedback system to the management and staff to facilitate informed decision-making in all levels of the program.

DONORS

  • Provide timely, accurate and reliable care and treatment program activity reports
  • Easy assessment of activities funded

GOVERNMENT AND OTHER STAKEHOLDERS

  • Provide timely, accurate and reliable care and treatment reports as per sites covered by EDARP. For example, Monthly MOH 731 and MOH 711 reports.
  • Technical support.

Pharmacy Services

EDARP pharmacy has grown over time in terms of variety of medicines and the quantity of products stocked for dispensing. Medicine dispensing involves educating our clients on how the drug is to be used before dispensing. The pharmacy departments dispense anti tuberculosis, antiretroviral (ARVs) and other drugs used in treatment of opportunistic infections. All drugs are prescribed and dispensed as per the Kenya National guidelines.

Our goal;

  1. Reduce the detectable viral load of HIV RNA as low as possible,
  2. Maintain this level of suppression for as long as possible.
  3. Prevent opportunistic infections occurring, improve the quality to prolong the life of HIV infected person

To achieve the above goals the department ensures the following are addressed during and before dispensing medicine to our clients;

  • Patient education and instructions of use
  • Dosing instructions
  • Adherence counseling
  • Nutrition counseling
  • Precautions and contraindications
  • Side effects and adverse drug reactions
  • Safe storage of drugs.

A pharmacy staff is not limited to the above services but works as a team with all other professionals to ensure that our patients get the best care possible.

 
 
 

Orphan Vulnerable Child Services


Who is an OVC?

An orphan or vulnerable child (OVC) is a child who has lost one or both parents.

EDARP began offering OVC services in 2006.

OVC services offered in EDARP clinics are FREE.

What are the benefits?

1.   Health care

We provide OVCs with medical care regardless of their HIV status until they are 18yrs.

2.   Shelter

We link them to institutions or rescue centers temporary or permanently and continue to follow them up.

3.   Psycho social support

We provide this support monthly and during  school holidays.

  • Counseling
  • Immunizations
  • Play therapy
  • Disclosure
  • Life skills, self esteem and career goals
  • Sexuality and relationships.

4. Legal civic support

We offer help to OVC’s whose rights are violated

5.   Nutritional support.

Where can one get OVC services?

OVC services are provided at all EDARP FIKIRIA JAMII clinics. On weekdays between 7.30am and 4.00pm and they are FREE.

Voluntary Medical Male Circumsicion (VMMC)

What VMMC entails:
Voluntary medical male circumcision (VMMC) is a simple, short and painless surgical procedure of removal of the foreskin (prepuce) done as per WHO guidelines by trained providers. EDARP began offering VMMC services in November 2009. Since start of this service, EDARP has  carried  over 12,000 safe male circumcisions. VMMC services offered in EDARP clinics are FREE.
Why get circumcised?

  • Hygiene reason – it is easier to keep the penis clean after circumcision
  • 60% less chance of becoming infected with HIV
  • Reduced risk of urinary tract infections in childhood (12 fold increased risk if uncircumcised)
  • Reduced chance of contracting some sexually transmitted infections (syphilis risk is 1.5 to 3 fold if uncircumcised)
  • Reduced chance of penile cancer (22 times more frequent in uncircumcised)
  • Reduced chance of cancer of the cervix in female sex partners (2 to 5.8 times more frequent in females with uncircumcised partners)

Where can one get circumcised?
FREE voluntary medical male circumcision is provided at the following EDARP FIKIRIA JAMII clinics:on weekdays between 7.30am and 10pm and on Saturdays between 2pm and 8pm.
Located in the areas listed below;

  • Donholm clinic: (behind Caltex petrol station)
  • Kariobangi (Light industries, behind KCB Bank)
  • Dandora Phase 5 (Near Joy Villa bus terminus)
  • Soweto ( behind Patanisho maternity and nursing home)
  • Babadogo (at  St Joseph’s catholic church)
  • Shaurimoyo (at  St Joseph catholic church)
  • Eastleigh section 3 - St. Veronica

Our Contact Info

Eastern Deanery AIDS Relief Program. P.O. BOX 47351 - 00100 GPO Nairobi

www.edarp.org

info@edarp.org

0722699211, 0731334461/67/55