OUR STRATEGIC DIRECTION
SD 1: INSTITUTIONAL STRENGTHENING FOR IMPROVED HEALTH AND WELLBEING OF COMMUNITIES
NEPHAK assesses and addresses the organisational and technical capacity building needs of member organisation to develop and review their institutional strengthening Plans.NEPHAK continually strengthens its systems and structures that of its members and affiliates as needs arise in implementation scope. While recognizing that each of the gaps identified, issues or problems during organizational systems assessments requires different strategies NEPHAK applies the following strategies among others based on the capacity gaps: Capacity building, mentorship, coaching, team building, structured learning and bench marking ,consultancy support as may be necessary from time to time. NEPHAK uses the following steps in conducting the institutional strengthening on its members which involves fives main phases: pre-assessment, assessment, post assessment, implementation and monitoring and evaluation.
NEPHAK works with its member organizations to institutionalize gender mainstreaming by assessing the implications of adolescents, young women, women and men for planned actions including legislation, policies or programs within the organization networks. NEPHAK has also institutionalized grants management systems and practices including reporting to support the delivery of services at the community levels.
SD 2: ADVOCACY & COMMUNICATION FOR IMPROVED HEALTH POLICY AND PROGRAMMING
NEPHAK strives to create an enabling environment with a focus on gaps in policies and laws, creating awareness on community understanding of HIV & AIDS, acceptance of PLHIV including adolescents, gaps in quality coverage and uptake of health services for key populations by enhancing community voice and access to financial support , skill building and treatment literacy sessions to groups. NEPHAK also advocates for maternal and child health, better nutrition, prevention and treatment malaria and TB, and immunization policies and resources that affect the health of these vulnerable groups.NEPHAK advocates for continuous improvement of the health systems that provides benefits, resources, access and equality to people living disabilities.
NEPHAK’S evidence informed advocacy targets policy makers, law enforcement personnel and entities etc. for its concerted efforts on creation of an enabling environment for PLHIV, vulnerable groups and key populations to strengthen health systems, improve health and save lives.
SD 3: PARTNERSHIP & RESOURCES FOR NEPHAK OPERATIONS AND PROGRAMMING
NEPHAK builds strategic partnership through effective networking with an improved financial portfolio through diversification in resource mobilization. NEPHAK has its reliance on key partners which comprises public and private entities. Assessment for fundraising and resource mobilization indicate that the governance structures have greatly improved to accommodate a steady growth in accountability practices. NEPHAK continually explores various sources for financial, technical, logistic, and ethical support from within the country and outside to diversify its financial portfolio in order to attain greater independence. This implies partnership on one hand among the groups of like-minded thinkers establishing links with organisations working on rights, prevention, treatment, care and support for PLHIV ,at risk of, affected by HIV & AIDS or TB and other related comorbidities both nationally and internationally.
SD 4: KNOWLEDGE MANAGEMENT FOR EVIDENCE-BASED INTERVENTIONS
NEPHAK invokes its proven interest and ability in the area of research and evaluation, with particular focuses on generating evidence through various research approaches. NEPHAK undertakes formative research (for understanding behaviours of PLHIV and general populations, stigma and discrimination, operational research (for understanding program implementation to identify areas of improvement) and systems research (to improve designs of programs). NEPHAK enhances its role in monitoring the policy environment, human Rights, stigma and HIV& AIDS response in order to inform advocacy implementation and planning. Given the weakness in response to the epidemic and existing gaps. NEPHAK has proved its ability to undertake and manage large scale research and has emerged as a strong base of HIV related research work both as an individual entity and within teams. Given the inadequate comprehensive coverage of health services, NEPHAK continuously engages in advocating the assessment of health service delivery system from various perspectives including scale-up, equity concerns, stigma and discrimination, human resource, quality of life, use and usability of IEC materials ,referral system etc.