Peter currently oversees several HIV self-testing (HIVST) and PrEP delivery studies being implemented in collaboration with government and private facilities. He is a regulatory affairs specialist in the conduct of clinical trials and currently works as the pharmacy lead and project coordinator for several studies as well as the lead of a regulatory docket. Peter is also the Secretary General of the Kenya Pharmaceutical Association (KPA) and a health research advocate.
Peter has championed HIVST as part of the PrEP package and the first 90 (out of the 90-90-90 treatment targets). He helped to successfully draft and shepherd the launch of Kenya’s HIVST guidelines and PrEP Framework inclusive of HIVST. He then led the sensitization of health workers and demand creation for self-testing through the media. Peter also lobbied the government to provide HIV self-testing kits free of charge with support from Global Fund and PEPFAR and in the private sector at cost. With the guidelines in place and government commitment to HIV self-testing scale-up, Peter continues to advocate for the broader rollout of the kits by the government, monitoring the processes of both domestic and external funding for the continuity of the programs. As a result of his work, he’s now coordinating a demonstration project at his host organization in Thika to explore how HIVST impacts PrEP uptake.
In Their Own Words
Advocacy isn’t about just making noise, but helping to find solutions. As a healthcare provider with experience in research and PrEP delivery, I helped translate the scientific jargon to simple, understandable language that could be understood by different groups. By providing the right information on the products and different strategies, I helped advocates to champion for issue-based campaigns.
- Framework for the Implementation of Pre-exposure Prophylaxis of HIV in Kenya
- HIV Self-Testing: An operational manual for the delivery of HIV self-testing services in Kenya
- 2018 Calendar
- Championing Self-Testing As Part of the PrEP Package and the First “90” in Kenya
- Agency Warns on Faulty HIV Test Kit — The Standard
- “Only 20 Pharmacies Approved by MoH to Sell Self-Test Kit