(Kenya) Eastern Deanery AIDS Relief Program
Eastern Deanery AIDS Relief Program is presently one of the largest multifaceted treatment and prevention programs in Kenya. In 1993 when Eastern Deanery AIDS Relief Program (EDARP) was founded by Father Edward Phillips MM at the request of Roman Catholic priests from the Eastern Deanery Nairobi.
Various services offered are adult and children basic AIDS care as well as anti-retroviral treatment. There is a special emphasis on preventing maternal to child transmission. Well-baby clinics provide a way to identify infants at risk for HIV infection and provide immunization for poor children who do not receive basic immunization services. There are over 19,000 adults and children receiving care and treatment.
People accessing counseling and testing is more than 50,000 clients in a year. With over 300 volunteers involved in the program, it has 13 clinics spread through the eastern side of the city of Nairobi. Please help Father Rick Bauer, M.M., continue this project.