KASF II calls out for the need to implement community-led innovations and differentiated approaches to improve access to HIV and other health services. Community engagement is key to the design, plan, and implementation of HIV and other health programmes. Their role in enhancing ownership through demand creation, service delivery, and advocacy is paramount to the sustainability of interventions. Peer-to-peer and other community outreaches remain the backbone of reaching all populations especially those marginalized, the underserved, and those who are hard to reach. Community empowerment ensures that populations are not just recipients of services. It helps build a social action where the community collectively exercises their rights and is recognized as an authority as equal partners in the planning, implementation, and monitoring of health services
The National Syndemic Diseases Control Council (NSDCC) is a State Corporation established under Section 3 of the State Corporations Act, Cap 446, through the National AIDS Control Council Order, 1999 as amended by legal notice number 143 of 2022. The Council is mandated to manage the following syndemic diseases; HIV, sexually transmitted infections, malaria, leprosy, tuberculosis and lung disease.