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 and National 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 on Universal Health Coverage, Humanitarian Hub, Reproductive Maternal, Neonatal and Adolescent, COVID 19 among others. 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 completed in 2020a trial to address its hygiene management in collaboration with Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine. Additionally, supporting primary school going children overcome neglected tropical diseases.
  3. Centre for Diseases Control and Prevention (CDC) – Is represented in the Board of Directors and has been our loyal donor since 2005 participating in various studies and interventions, evaluating the health and economic impact of health interventions and technologies. Over 50 studies have been published in international peer reviewed journals. Funding was received for a 5 year study on neglected tropical diseases (bilharzia) in schools in Siayain collaboration with KEMRI. SWAP completed in 2020 a one year evaluation on Sato Toilets at Health Care Facilities in Nyando and Nyakach and received funding in 2020 for the production and distribution of alcohol based hand rub following KEBS approval.
  4. 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. HCF has invested additional funds in 2020 forflood response.
  5. Siemens – SWAP’s water lab has been engaged in the water quality monitoring of social water enterprises using skyhydrant filtration in the Western Region. Siemens supported the establishment of Sondu Water Enterprise which is now sustainable and handed over to the community. Siemens also provided funds for COVID-19 response.
  6.  Global Giving– SWAP used the crowdfunding platform from Global Giving to raise funds for COVID-19 response supporting health care facilities.
  7. Harber Charitable Foundation – Provides funding for OVC and emergency support
  8. RAND Corporation – An NIH funded study which tests different potentially cost-effective delivery models for an ECD intervention with a 16 sessions curriculum that integrates child psychosocial stimulation and nutrition education. Currently booster sessions on going and new funding sourced.
  9. The Task Force for Global Healthin a USAID funded MORBID study : Morbidity Operational Research for Bilharzia Implementation Decisions (Pilot) in Vihiga and Siaya County.
  10. University of Illinois – SWAP entered into a partnership with the University of Illinois and has done several WASH interventions and studies. Currently ongoing is the scale up of a solar powered water disinfection units at two water kiosk in urban settings. The study is funded by Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation
  11. VOxImpuls a Dutch family foundation supported WASH and Waste Management at Health Care Facilities in Rarieda, Nyando and Nyakach sub counties, including distribution of WASH commodities and capacity building of health workers. This include the generation of Sodium Hypochlorite. VOX Impuls also supported the COVID-19 response whereby we distributed WASH commodities and PPE’s to 133 health facilities in Kisumu County and to 27 health facilities in Rarieda Sub County.
  12. Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation – SWAP became fund manager for a major project funded by the foundation and to be implemented by Kisumu County. They further funded a 4 year Maternal and Health Care Study with SWAP as implementing partner in collaboration with Stockholm Environment Institute and WASH interventions in collaboration with University of Illinois.
  13. Health NGO Network (HENNET)– SWAP has been a board member of National HENNET for 8 years and between 2017 and 2019 served as National Chair. HENNET’s mission is to transform Kenya’s Health Care System to achieve Vision 2030 and SDG goals. SWAP remains active member of HENNET after exceeding its maximum term in the board.
  14. Innovation in Health Care – SWAP became finalist in this network in 2016 and joined other innovators, donors and investors at Duke University and Washington DC for annual forums. Due to COVID-19 the forum was held virtual in 2020.
  15. KEWASNET – SWAP is active member of the Kenyan water and sanitation network
  16.  WASH Network – SWAP is active member of this network
  17. Western Kenya Humanitarian Hub – SWAP is active member mainly collaborating with partners on the flood and COVID-19 response
  18. Maseno University – Most of our study protocols are reviewed and approved byMaseno Ethics Review Committee after which it is taken for NACOSTI approval.
  19. Lake Region Economic Bloc – The technical advisor of SWAP was appointed in the COVID-19 Committee of Eminent persons providing advisory support for the Governors of 14 counties. The Committee initiated the Adopt a School Initiative to support schools with complying with COVID-19 rules and regulations. SWAP adopted Ombaka Primary a school in the flood prone area in Nyando.