EJAF's New Partnership to Help Young People in Kenya

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Triggerise is pleased to announce a new partnership with the Elton John AIDS Foundation.

The aim is to empower young people in Kenya to take control of their mental and physical health. The $1 million grant from the EJAF will ensure all Triggerise associated clinics in Mombasa, Kenya, provide mental health screening and services, ranging from individual and group counselling to trauma-based case, over the next three years. These mental health offerings will be integrated with Triggerise's pre-existing sexual and reproductive health services for those between the ages of 15 and 24. 
The partnership is also ensuring pre-exposure prophylaxis and antiretroviral therapy are a part of Triggerise's established offerings in Mombasa:
Richard Matikanya, Chief Operating Officer of Triggerise, says they are honoured to team up with the singer's AIDS charity. ''The timing of this investment is particularly exciting, as the growing mental health burden among young people in their diversity--particularly those living with HIV--has largely been overlooked.''
Anne Aslett, Chief Executive Officer of the EJAF, says they are excited to have this opportunity to expand Triggerise's programme for young folks, and realise that mental health and physical health need to be addressed simultaneously.
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