The woman in the arena: Dr. Chemtai Mungo’s lifesaving work in Kenya

March 06, 2019
Dr. Chemtai Mungo’s story is one of inequality as both a challenge and an inspiration. She grew up in the small town of Kitale in rural Kenya. Her grandfather had 6 wives, offering an intimate portrait of the culture’s patriarchal norms. Her father was the first in his village to finish primary and...

World AIDS Day in Our Community

December 03, 2018
World’s AIDS Day in Kisumu County highlighted the plight of adolescents and provided essential HIV prevention and treatment services. FACES crisscrossed the region and mobilized communities in advance of the day. A procession of 47 boda boda (motorcycle drivers) marked the opening of the event. ...

Supporting adolescents and their lives ahead

November 30, 2018
Adolescents living with HIV experience unique challenges especially during life transitions, often leading to lapses in treatment adherence.  To help, FACES facilitated an engaging Adolescent Transition Workshop in Kisumu for those transitioning from primary school to secondary school and from...


November 26, 2018
People living with HIV in Kenya need your help. Click here to donate now.  On this #GivingTuesday please donate to our FACES Patient Care Fund to support patients with unexpected critical health care needs.

STEP Story: Jennifer Robinson

October 25, 2018
                    Medical Student, University of Colorado Kisumu, June-July 2018

STEP Story: Emily Thomas

October 25, 2018
  Internal Medicine Resident, UCSF Rabuor, June 2018

STEP Story: Mary Achieng Ogada

October 25, 2018
Community Development Student, Moi University Railways Dispensary (KCH Peripheral Site), May 13 – June 30, 2018

PMTCT Rapid Results Initiative findings on male involvement published!

October 17, 2018
See the recently published findings on the Impact of a Rapid Results Initiative Approach on Improving Male Partner Involvement in Prevention of Mother to Child Transmission of HIV in Western Kenya in AIDS and Behavior!

Pregnant women and Option B+ findings published

October 17, 2018
FACES recently published interesting findings on pregnant women with HIV. Women newly diagnosed with HIV during pregnancy show poorer uptake of VL testing and worse retention in care than those diagnosed prior to pregnancy. See the full article at

Showcasing MIND study’s work on improving mental health

October 15, 2018
FACES-affiliated research on the mental health impact of gender-based violence (MIND study) will be featured at an upcoming National Institute of Health (NIH) meeting on Sex and Gender Influences on the Adolescent Brain and the Mental Health of Young Women on October 26th.  Dr. Susan Meffert, (UCSF...