MISSION

To promote access to integrated sexual reproductive health services, capacity building / empowerment and Institutional systems strengthening with emphasis on MSM, MSWs and Transgender community.

VISION

To empower the MSM,MSWs and transgender Community.

CORE VALUES

COMMITMENT TO SERVICE DELIVERY;
We passionately promote delivery of quality and ethically acceptable services having our clientele in mind.

ACCOUNTABILITY;
We uphold values of honesty, transparency and truthfulness in whatever we do; this include but not limited to finances, service delivery, data generated and disseminated, human resources processes such as recruitment and termination.

PARTNERSHIP;
We practice team work, meaningful engagement, leverage of resources through beneficial linkages to promote synergy as we prevent duplication.

THE TEAM

EVANS GICHURU

Board Chairperson

JAMAL M. KYANA

Executive Director

Martin Kyana is popular for his passionate commitment human rights work in 2008 during the formation of Persons Marginalised and Aggrieved (PEMA Kenya) where he served as a board member from 2010-2016.  He is currently the Nelion  cluster Coordinator of the Gay and Lesbian Coalition of Kenya(GALCK) from 2014 till date and is part of the team that spearheaded the repeal of articles 162 and 165 of the Kenyan penal code in May, 2019 .

Martin founded the HIV/AIDS Peoples Alliance in Kenya (HAPA Kenya) in 2011  after learning that most gay men, men who have sex with men and male sex workers living in Mombasa were losing their lives due to opportunistic HIV/AIDS infections. The main aim of HAPA Kenya was to empower MSM, MSW and Trans persons to adhere to their drugs and continue to lead a healthy positive.

His great vision has since attracted other passionate, like-minded individuals for diverse backgrounds to catapult HAPA Kenya to holistically serve the community.

Martin is Executive Director of HAPA Kenya and holds great gratitude in seeing the positive impact that his vision is having on the community.

PETER MWAKAZI

Deputy Director/M&E Manager

Peter serves as the Deputy Director and Monitoring and Evaluation manager at HIV/AIDS People’s Alliance of Kenya (HAPA-KENYA). Currently he holds a Diploma in Telecommunication and Information Technology from Technical University of Mombasa. Prior to joining HAPA-KENYA, he was the Data Assistant at International Centre for Reproductive Health Kenya (ICRH-K) for 3years.

He has experience in Project and Research analysis, data interpretation, database development, management & reporting and knowledge in statistical software and data collection applications.

Peter is passionately driven to promoting & encouraging the use of data to inform project intervention progress and solutions that allow for improved services delivery on Health outcomes especially in areas dealing with Sexual Reproductive Health and equal rights among the key population.

FELIX MATEKWA

Head of Program

Felix Matekwa began his journey in HIV/AIDS and sexual reproductive health related issues back in 2008 as part of a support group that was formed by a cohort of researcher from the Kenya medical research institute (KEMRI) and University of Washington with needs of attending to the men who have sex with men living with HIV. Felix was nominated as the chairperson to run the support group that was known as Stay Alive.

 He later on became one of the founders of the HIV/AIDS people’s alliance of Kenya (HAPA Kenya) while still volunteering as a community mobilizer at the International Center for Reproductive Health Kenya (ICRH-K).

Felix has since been involved in sensitization forums, trainings, workshops, research and campaigns all around HIV/AIDS programing, reproductive health issues, and activism in relation to giving back to the Sexual Orientation, Gender Identity and Expression (SOGIE) community.

KENNEDY MWENDWA

Program Officer

Kennedy has commendable experience with key population and has engaged with various stakeholders in Coastal Kenya in the last 8 years.  He is a proud member to a network of young people living with HIV AIDS – SAUTI SKIKA and also a co- chair of the LGBTQ liaisons umbrella body UTAFITI PWANI in coastal. He is a Human Rights Defender, holds experience in peer education and was also part of the team that spearheaded the repeal of articles 162 and 165 of the Kenyan penal code in May, 2019.

Through HAPA Kenya’s research focus, he has been engaged with young key populations and GBMSM with numerous contributions in regards to community engagement including sensitizations of religious leaders, advocacy on human rights with a focus on sexual minorities at the Coastal Kenya. He was trained as a youth leader by the Finnish Red cross in Helsinki, Finland and took part in the Youth Stop AIDS speaker tour in London, U.K.

Kennedy is passionate about Human Rights, Sexual Reproductive Health Rights, Youth empowerment, creating HIV/AIDS awareness and ending HIV related stigma.

MARTIN OMONDI

Head of Finance

Martin Omondi is the Head of Finance at HIV & AIDS People’s Alliance of Kenya (HAPA-KENYA) who helps in budget monitoring, books preparing and keeping, reporting and making payments among others. He holds a CPA and bachelor’s degree in Finance Economics from Moi University.

 Martin has been awarded for his exemplary performance in junior accounting responsibilities in all firms worked for. He has proven and demonstrated his abilities, creativity, and attention to details, keenness, hard work and enthusiasm for the roles he has been given previously.

 He has worked closely with KP program as finance for the past five years and have gained the required skills and proficiency in handling budget and financial reports making him elite in financial management.

SUSAN MUISYO

Clinician

Sussan holds a Diploma in Clinical Medicine and Surgery from Port Reitz school of Clinical Medicine in Mombasa, Kenya. She conducted a Case Study on Burkitt’s  Lymphoma at Coast General Hospital as part of course work in 2008. Sussan also holds research experience having worked at KEMRI Wellcome Trust as a research clinician for 2 years

With 11 years of experience in the Clinical field and an internship at the Malindi Sub County hospital for one year, Sussan’s gained vast clinical experience which includes offering clinical services to the general population, key population & people living with HIV, Provision of Antiretroviral to the clients and follow up drugs according to the WHO Guidelines  (Including Viral load testing, Recruiting and enrolling eligible Clients for Pre- exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) and issuing Post Exposure Prophylaxis (PEP), generation of monthly and quarterly report, overseeing staff attached to the comprehensive care center department, Offering Health education  to the support group both adult and pediatrics, diagnosing and management of opportunistic infections in people living with HIV which also includes Sexually Transmitted Infection (STI) management.

 Prior to joining the HAPA KENYA team, she worked at Oasis medical center for eight years where she was in charge of the comprehensive care clinic, served as the Chairperson of Infection Prevention Committee (IPC) at Oasis Medical Centre within 2015 – 2017 and founded the pediatric and adult support groups at Oasis.

ELIZABETH SIAMA

Receptionist

Elizabeth holds a diploma in secretarial telephone and receptionist at Rifkins Business College, certificate in computer applications from institute of advanced technology. She is also extensively experienced in front office management, administrative management, peer counselling, public relations as well as good clinical practice among others.

 She previously worked with ICRH as administrative assistant and community mobilizer/tracker. She currently works as a receptionist at HAPA KENYA ensuring that clients are well attended to and that all visitors experience the finest and satisfactory welcome that is sure to bring them back again.

JOASH MOSOTI

Advocacy Officer

Joash Mosoti, is a result-oriented person working as an Advocacy officer for HAPA- Kenya organization. Trained paralegal by the Legal Resource Foundation and also holds Information Communication Technology craft certificate from Mombasa Industrial Training Authority. His current job includes conducting advocacy forums through sensitizations and awareness creation on health rights, legal counsel and linkage to different legal entities as well as educating the community on human rights.  

HENRY OMINDE

Communications Officer

Henry is an active and passionate Human Rights Defender, writer, blogger and researcher having worked with NASCOP, the University of Manitoba and International Aids Vaccine Initiative (IAVI) on the National Implementation Guidelines for HIV and STI Programming amongst the Young Key Population which was released in September 2018. He has additionally worked with the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine and North Star Alliance on a research aimed towards exploring the Barriers to HIV treatment and care among Young people who use injectable drugs of addiction in Coastal Kenya in 2019.

 

Henry also holds skills in business management, basic counselling skills, drug and substance abuse, qualitative methodologies & Interview techniques as well as Human research skills and good clinical practices. He is an experienced facilitator having worked at PEMA Kenya as a lead facilitator for the LILO methodology.  He hold strong writing and analytical skills.

He serves as the Communications Officer combining his experience in research, literacy & social skills together with exquisite task management skills and creativity to ensure that the HAPA Kenya brand improves liaison between the organization, donors, partners, the public and the media.

ELVIS RAPHAEL

Field and Legal Officer

Elvis serves as the Field and Legal Officer at HAPA KENYA VOI office. He holds commendable skills in
engaging with the local community which can be attributed to his passionate and resilient nature. He is
an energetic, result-oriented team player eager to bring strong skills in growing the organization. His
high performing skills with extensive experience in community led programs earned him a membership
of the County Advocacy Board Committee in Taita Taveta.