Homa Bay Deputy Governor Hamilton Orata this morning received a delegation from the Kingdom of Eswatini (formerly Swaziland) who are in a mission to benchmark on County Government’s people centered approach in addressing HIV/AIDS prevalence.

The team that was accompanied by officials from the National AIDS Control Council (NACC) will be in the County for two days to learn and understand how the County’s Ministry of Health has made great strides in reducing HIV prevalence rate from 27% in 2013 to the current 20.1%.

The National AIDS Control Council through Georgetown University and Melinda & Gates foundation runs an initiative in Ndhiwa and Suba Sub Counties. The Business Process for impact (BPI) aims to empower citizens to know their status at household level and take necessary measures.

The Deputy Governor appealed to NACC to consider cascading the BPI model to the other six sub Counties for an effective HIV response.

The meeting was also attended by the County’s CEC Member for Health Professor Richard Muga, Dr. Adel Ottoman, County Director Preventive and Promotive Health services, Dr. Vincent Waringa, the BPI focal person among other County Officials.