Research Documents

September 22, 20162012, 2012, Community Engagement, Health

Geographic Mapping of Most at Risk Populations (MARPs) for HIV Collaborating


The high burden of HIV infections among Key Populations (KPs) (female sex workers (FSW), male sex workers (MSW) and people who inject drugs (PWIDs) in Kenya has been long recognized, but effective preventive interventions have largely not been taken to scale. This is partly due to a lack of accurate information on where KPs are based, their numbers, and the alignment of programme implementation with the locations where KPs operate. This report presents findings of a national geographical mapping exercise conducted in 2011/2012 to assess the locations and population size of KPs in Kenya, to facilitate targeted HIV prevention services for this population.
This report was prepared on behalf of the Government of Kenya, with funding from the World Bank.