SWAP has evolved to emerge a partner of choice in direct implementation and now fund management.
In September 2018, the National Foundation for Centres for Disease Control and Prevention, Inc. (CDC Foundation) signed an Independent Contract Agreement with SWAP to manage funds on Field Testing of imaging device for child anthropometry. In collaboration with Kisumu County Department of Health, a trial in a CHAMPS Survey/surveillance site in Manyatta, Kisumu, to evaluate the Auto Anthro System in practice. The CDC/CDC Foundation project team trained teams of anthropometrics who collected data from 600 children (300 children aged 6 to 23 months and 300 children aged 24 to 59 months).
Kisumu County hosted the 3rd Kenya National Universal Health Coverage (UHC) Conference on 15th to 17th May 2019 themed “Revitalizing primary health care for sustainable universal health coverage. As member of the UHC Technical Working Group meeting, SWAP ‘s Technical Advisor was appointed Chair of the Conference and SWAP was approached by the Kisumu County Health Management Team led by the County Executive Committee member for Health to become fund manager. The conference was attended by over 800 participants who drew lessons from 4 Counties (Nyeri, Kisumu, Machakos and Isiolo) implementing the national government UHC pilot program. The funds were successfully managed and utilized.
In August 2019, SWAP signed a procurement and payment service with Emory University School of Medicine, Pediatrics Residency Program. SWAP managed the funds for data collection, translations services and interviews for a project titled “The Effects of Maternal Ionized Preventive Therapy in Pregnancy on Infant Outcomes.
SWAP signed an agreement in February 2020 as fund manager with International Union for the Scientific Study of Population (IUSSP) Fellowship Award to Dr. Elizabeth Oele for research on “Fertility preferences and contraceptive use among women of reproductive age in an informal settlement, Kisumu. The 17 months study was funded by Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation. The study is aimed at producing policy relevant evidence on the effects of family planning and fertility changes on urban welfare.
In August 2020, SWAP became fund manager for a project titled “COVID-19 Testing ANC Risk Stratification Tool for Decentralized Care”. The purpose of this research isto test the feasibility of differentiated ANC provisions through primary clinics andhome care innovations in mitigating the disruption of ANC services due to COVID-19 pandemic in Kisumu County. This one year study was funded by Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation.In September 2020, SWAP was requested to undertake NGOsource’s Equivalency Determination process and was pleased to be informed that it was certified. An ED certificate for SWAP was available in the NGOsource repository and immediately available to member grant makers. SAFE WATER & AIDS PROJECT’s Equivalency Determination certification is valid through December 31, 2021.
In December 2020, SWAP signed TOR/MOU with KEMRI Centre for Geographic Medicine Research, Coast (KEMRI- CGMR,C) for the purpose of executing a population based SARS-CoV-2 sero-surveillance project in Kisumu. This is a 4 months multisite study in Nairobi, Kisumu and Kilifi commissioned by Kenyan Ministry of Health and led from KEMRI-CGMR,C.