We are committed to offering strategic and practical solutions as a deliberate contribution to the global efforts to fight HIV and AIDS. Our solutions at both policy and implementation levels aims at promoting universal access to HIV Prevention, Treatment, Care and Support of people living with HIV and facilitating policies and programmes towards Zero Stigma, Zero Infection and Zero AIDs related deaths.
Key Specialty Areas
Development & Review of HIV/AIDS Policies
Okaalet & Associates has been involved in an Advisory role in policy formulation for the Government of Kenya Response Programme to HIV/AIDS through the National Aids Control Council (NACC).
This service is rendered through two key approaches; the In-reach and Out-reach programme and implemented through three distinct avenues;
Enlisting support for people living with HIV/AIDS
Advocacy for domestic resource mobilization in response to HIV/AIDS
Advocacy to Corporate response to HIV/AIDS in the workplace
HIV/AIDS Leadership Development Initiative
Dr. Okaalet and Associates has been instrumental in the development of a HIV/AIDs Education in Theological Institutions. Dr. Okaalet has facilitated the development of Programme policies and framework for the Non-Governmental Organization Training Institute (NGOTI) at St. Paul’s University, Limuru, Kenya. The institute is supported by Bristol-Myers Squibb Foundation (BMSF) in partnership with the National AIDS Control Council (NACC) and the Kenya AIDS NGOs Consortium (KANCO).
Engagement of Church Leadership & Religious Institutions HIV/AIDS Awareness, Prevention & Eradication of the HIV/AIDS Pandemic
Dr Okaalet who is the Executive Director at Okaalet & Associates is recognized for his leadership in empowering and engaging the faith community in the fight against HIV/AIDS in Africa. Under his leadership at MAP International he developed and provided a theological curriculum to seminary students in 24 Theological Institutions and Bible Colleges in six African countries. The curriculum provided education about human sexuality and HIV/AIDS and coached the Church on how to respond with compassion and the same time students were equipped with leadership and other pragmatic programming skills.
In February 2002, Dr Okaalet testified before the U.S. Senate Foreign Relations Committee - Chaired by Senator Joe Biden - on The Role of Faith Based Organizations in the Fight against HIV and AIDS, (Washington, D.C., USA). This dialogue, later formed part of The East African regional forum; May 2012, on The U.S. President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR) on the Role of Faith-based Organizations in Sustaining Community and Country Leadership in the Response to HIV/AIDS. This was held to examine the critical capacity of FBOs for HIV prevention, care, and treatment and to generate recommendations for collaborative, sustainable impact.