At CARE for AIDS, we are committed to monitoring and evaluating our long-term impact on our clients lives. We set out to facilitate change in five key areas for each of our clients. We work to empower clients to be healthy physically, economically, socially, emotionally, and spiritually.
HOW WE MEASURE IMPACT:
Our Monitoring and Evaluation team does in-depth interviews with clients at program intake, program exit, and one year follow-up. To achieve an appropriate sample size, we collect data from 15 of our centers across all of our regions of operation. We collect thousands of data points from over 800 clients each year at various points in time throughout the program. We use this data to ensure our programs are creating sustainable life change.
What we measure:
All client data is self-reported through in-person interviews. We track data related to each client’s physical health, economic health, and emotional health. We believe it should be an industry standard to share both outputs (like number of graduates, salvations, and orphans prevented) as well as outcomes (like change in health over time).
OUR GLOBAL CONTEXT
Sustainable Development Goals: As an organization that values holistic impact and strategic partnerships, we are committed to working alongside other NGOs and government agencies to achieve global goals related to public health and international development. Our work directly supports the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals below:
East African Regional Goals: The East African Community (Burundi, Kenya, Rwanda, South Sudan, Tanzania, and Uganda) developed Regional Sustainable Development Goals that nest within the United Nations’ goals. The CARE for AIDS program directly supports:
Regional Goal #5: Improved access to health facilities
Target 15: Reduce the rate of HIV/AIDS infection by half by 2030
Target 16: Increase access to ARVs by 20% by 2030
Kenya AIDS Strategic Framework: Kenya developed a country specific AIDS Strategic Framework in 2014. This framework set forth specific goals for adherence, testing, stigma reduction, and special population care. The CARE for AIDS program directly supports the Strategic Frameworks goals 1-3:
Reduce new HIV infections by 75% by 2030
Reduce AIDS related mortality by 25% by 2030
Reduce HIV related stigma and discrimination by 50% by 2030