Congregational Responses

INERELA+ Kenya works through congregational responses platform to enhance the response of faith communities to include care and support programs, advocacy and health governance. This model has been enhanced using the Framework for Dialogue platform which has seen religious leaders engage with people living with HIV meaningfully to establish sustainable and long-term partnerships, encompassing both collaboration and dialogue among networks of people living with HIV, faith based organizations and religious leaders.

This model also involves engaging AYPs through SAFE SPACES to enhance meaningful dialogue. The congregational responses model supports the documentation and sharing of good policy and practice as well as lessons learned to overcome challenges faced by people living with HIV and faith communities in the response to HIV. Key outcomes of the congregational response includes theological reflections, health outreaches, legal aid clinics, meaningful male engagement, community engagement and establishment of congregational differentiated care models for health issues.