Safe Water and AIDS Project (SWAP)
Safe Water and AIDS Project (SWAP) is a non-governmental organization based in Western Kenya that engages Community Health Promoter to promote health and door to door sales of health and hygiene products.
It was officially registered in Kenya as a non-governmental organization (NGO) in June 2006 governed by a Board of directors with diversified skills and expertise. SWAP aims to improve the health and economic status of Kenyan people through disease prevention and economic empowerment of the target population. SWAP draws its capacity to do this from a pool of experienced and dedicated technical staff of trainers, public health experts, project officers, M and E staff, research and administrative staff under the leadership of an able resource mobilizer and hands-on Country Director and a competent management committee. This is further strengthened through strong collaboration and technical support from CDC Atlanta, PS Kenya and Procter and Gamble.
SWAP has gained its valuable experience working in close collaboration with the Ministry of Health and in partnership with Centers for Diseases control and Prevention (CDC), WHO, World Bank, USAID/DIV, International Universities, Procter & Gamble and Population Services Kenya among others for the implementation of various projects and research activities. The projects include the health promotion and sales of water treatment as well as various health and hygiene products. SWAP has a research department evaluating the health and economic impact of various interventions, health products and technologies and is now outsourcing its research services. A water lab is established for water testing and quality control. SWAP responds to emergencies and has an OVC department providing scholarships and psychosocial support and referrals. SWAP is organizer of the annual World AIDS Marathon held in Kisumu.
SWAP is an member of HENNET, a National Network organization for Health NGO’s and FBO’s and is a member of the WHO International Network of Household Water treatment and storage.