Partners

Partners

The key partners SWAP is collaborating with are Government of Kenya’s the Ministry of Health and Ministry of Education, National and International NGO’s, US Government, Bilateral Donors and Local and International Network organizations and foundations.

  1. Ministry of Health – SWAP is working in close collaboration with the Ministry of Health and is member of the National Environmental Sanitation and Hygiene and Community Health Inter Agency Coordinating Committees as well as technical working groups. SWAP received support from the Ministry of Health for all interventions and research activities.
  2. Ministry of Education –SWAP together with its partner are working closely with MOE to address challenges faced by girls during menstruation and are implementing a trial to address its hygiene management. Additionally, supporting primary school going children overcome diseases such as bilharzia and helminth infestation.
  3. Population Services Kenya (PSK) – SWAP received the USAID Kenya Health Communication and Marketing Program sub-award in 2016 for the social marketing of health products and prevention of diarrheal illness and malaria. PSK offers technical support under this sub award. The activities are rolled out in Migori County over a period of 5 years.
  4. Centre for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) – Is represented in the Board of Directors. CDC has facilitated funding and partnership with Kenya Medical Research Institute (KEMRI) and has given technical support for research activities, evaluating the health and economic impact of health interventions and technologies. Over 30 studies have been published in international peer reviewed journals. Funding was received for a Schistosomias Mansoni Study in schools in Siaya in collaboration with KEMRI. It is a one year study with opportunity for renewal
  5. Procter & Gamble – SWAP received funding from Procter and Gamble’s Children’s Safe Drinking Water Program in 2016 to improve the water lab and start the accreditation process. SWAP is sub distributor of all Procter & Gamble products. P&G supported the Country Director to attend the Women Deliver Conference in Copenhagen.
  6. Harber Charitable Foundation (HCF) – The Foundation has been a loyal donor and supporter of SWAP since 2006. HCF supports the emergency fund and scholarships for orphans.
  7. Siemens, Skyjuice Foundation and Global Giving – Skyjuice Foundation donated a skyhdyrant filtration unit and Siemens provided seed money and capacity building to establish Sondu Water Enterprise. SWAP raised more funds through Global Giving (Crowd Funding). Siemens engaged SWAP for monitoring and quality water testing of 5 skyhydrant filtration units in Western Kenya.
  8. Vivatos – SWAP received support from VIVATOS a new Dutch foundation, which provided funding for water and sanitation in schools.
  9. Hoog tijd voor Andersom and Wild Geese – A group of fish mongers in Dunga received capacity building and a boat to be used for tourism on the lake. Next plan is to provide the women with fish cages and continue training for them to become self-reliant.
  10. CARE International in Kenya – SWAP has participated in sustainability studies of P&G Purifier in schools and clinics. SWAP’s Director Program and Research provides consulting services for WASH activities in schools in Nairobi.
  11. Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine – SWAP participated in 2012 and 2013 in a menstrual hygiene pilot in Siaya County. SWAP currently is implementing partner in a larger cups or cash for girls’ trial to show the benefits of menstrual cups for secondary school girls, by improving their sexual and reproductive health and helping them reach their academic potential. The partnership is between CDC, KEMRI, Ministry of Education and Ministry of Health and funded by DFID.
  12. Stockholm Environment Institute – SWAP is implementing partner in an antenatal care study in Siaya, the Afya Credit incentives scheme for improved Maternal and Child Health outcomes. This is funded by Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation.
  13. Stanford University – SWAP entered a partnership with Stanford University, PATH and MSR Global Health for research on the effectiveness of chlorine dosers to be installed at water kiosks.
  14. University of Illinois – SWAP entered into a partnership with the University of Illinois for the piloting of a solar powered water disinfection unit.
  15. PATH – SWAP did a chlorine generator (SE-Flow) study to be used at health facilities with support from PATH and is likely to support future studies of improved prototypes.
  16. Health NGO Network (HENNET) – SWAP is a board member of National HENNET. .  HENNET stimulates linkages between NGO’s, the Ministry of Health and the private sector. HENNET’s mission is to transform Kenya’s Health Care System to achieve Vision 2030 and SDG goals.
  17. Kenya Water and Sanitation Network (KEWASNET) –– SWAP is active member of this network and attended several trainings and meetings.
  18. The Water Network – SWAP enrolled as member of this International network
  19. World Health Organization (WHO) – SWAP is an active member of the WHO international network of household water treatment and safe storage and previously did cook stove studies with WHO funding and technical support.
  20. Social Innovation in Health Care – SWAP became finalist and joined other innovators, donors and investors at Duke University and Washington DC for annual forums. SWAP received funding for strategic planning in 2016.