Who we are

The Bridge to Scale project also known as Jilinde is a four-year project launched in July 2016. Jilinde is one of the projects at the fore front of the roll out of PrEP in Kenya. The project which is funded by Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation seeks to move oral Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis (PrEP) from research and demonstration settings into a large- scale public health response in Kenya.

Over 20,000 people at highest risk of HIV infection will receive oral PrEP, which will be integrated within existing HIV combination prevention services. This project will demonstrate the incredible potential of PrEP and generate evidence that population-level PrEP interventions are feasible and effective in low-and middle-income countries, which bear the brunt of the world’s HIV burden.

Where we work

Working in strong partnership with the government of Kenya, Jilinde aims at reaching 20,000 Kenyans who are most vulnerable to HIV infections. This includes adolescent girls and young women, amongst others, many of whom have difficulty accessing HIV prevention and treatment services because of stigma, cultural and social barriers. Jilinde works in 10 counties in Kenya.

How we do it

Jilinde Impact Dashboard

396470
Total tested for HIV

23906
Clients initiated on PrEP
93
Supported Facilities offering PrEP
581
Health providers trained

Goal of Jilinde

To demonstrate and document an effective model for how oral Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis (PrEP) can be scaled up as an HIV prevention intervention in low resource settings.

Partners

With funding from the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, Jhpiego leads the consortium that comprise of the National AIDS & STIs Control Program (NASCOP), Population Services – Kenya (PS Kenya), Avenir Health and International Center for Reproductive Health Kenya (ICRH-K).