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Basic Care Package Care Kits (BCP)

Assembling and delivering BCP kits across Kenya
Warehouse staff fills a BCP kit carton

In February 2013, Kenya Pharma took on a new task of packing and distributing basic care packages (BCP) to health care facilities around Kenya. The BCP kit is a collection of evidence based interventions which are easy to implement for the benefit of people living with HIV or AIDS (PLHIV). It focuses on preventing common opportunistic infections that affect people living with HIV such as malaria, diarrhea and sexually transmitted infections. The interventions are patient centered and have the potential to improve the quality of life of people living with HIV.

On average, Kenya Pharma has been able to assemble 3000 kits per day and dispatch about 7500 to 10,000 kits per week. However a major challenge at the start of this task was the slow turnaround of deliveries. Heavy rains experienced during the months of April and May made some of the roads in Nyanza region impassable, in addition to the fact that many of these facilities were new to Kenya Pharma and were therefore new, unfamiliar routes for the transport team.

So far, Kenya Pharma has delivered over 50,000 kits to more than 300 health facilities in Nyanza, Coast, Eastern, North and South Rift regions. The project is preparing to deliver about 20,000 kits to Western region by mid-year. This is an enormous undertaking given that the project continues with its normal operations of supplying HIV medicines to 659 service delivery points across the country every month.

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Welcome
Kenya Pharma is a USAID-supported project that works with the Kenyan government to prevent HIV and provide treatment and care by ensuring there is an un-interrupted supply of Anti-Retroviral (ARV) and Opportunistic Infection (OI) medicines available at sites that provide services for HIV and AIDS in Kenya.

We currently serve 168 ordering sites. These ordering points are servicing 659 Anti-Retroviral Therapy (ART) dispensing points. In addition to these ART sites, the ordering points also serve another 1,280 sites that provide only provide HIV prevention of mother-to-child transmission (PMTCT) services. By supplying HIV commodities to these sites, Kenya Pharma directly supplies HIV commodities that reach more than 352,000 patients countrywide.

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Chemonics
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Phillips Healthcare Services Ltd (PHSL)
Phillips group of companies brings nearly 20 years of operational excellence in procurement, warehousing, commercial sales, and order management within the Kenyan health sector.
Vimta Labs
Vimta Labs is an Indian organization with a global perspective. Vimta has been a leading practitioner of the full spectrum of quality assurance in the Indian manufacturing setting for 25 years.