Coptic Hope Center
P.O.Box 21570 Nairobi,Kenya
A comprehensive and holistic approach to care!
The Coptic Hope Center for Infectious Diseases is a comprehensive HAART treatment facility jointly established by the Coptic Orthodox Mission and the University of Washington (UW) in Nairobi, Kenya and is funded by the U.S. Government PEPFAR Initiative.
The Hope Center began as a small clinic at the Coptic Hospital in early 2004 offering subsidized HIV clinical care and treatment. The clinic was the result of a nationally renown low-cost ARV program which Coptic had pioneered in the country in 2002. The Hope Clinic, as it was then called, was staffed by a team of 4 people, operated out of 3 offices and attended to approximately 5 patients per day. By December 2004, the Hope Center expanded into the current fully comprehensive and free HAART treatment facility through PEPFAR funding.
Since its expanded launch, the Center has initiated fully comprehensive and free HIV/AIDS management to nearly 5,000 clients; 2,500 of whom are on HAART. The programmatic approach that Coptic follows is an individually focused treatment preparation and clinical monitoring system called the HAART Protocol. The HAART Protocol assesses the readiness of an individual to begin the lifelong ARV therapy both clinically and psychologically. It also ensures the delivery of comprehensive care services in the form of 3 sessions of adherence counseling, nutritional counseling, social work services, clinical monitoring for complications and semi-annual lab-testing.
Now when the sun was setting, the people brought to Jesus all who had various kinds of sickness,and laying his hands on each one,he healed them. Luke 4:40