HIV/AIDS prevalence within the two counties that constitute the Catholic Diocese of Homa Bay remains high despite numerous interventions and generous resource allocation both from the central and devolved governments as well as donor agencies. This study assessed the performance of health strategies in reducing Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome
prevalence as enshrined in the 2012 – 2016 Strategic Plan of the Catholic Diocese of Homa
Bay. The four strategies are; health education awareness, health nutrition training, disease
prevention practices and promotion of safe motherhood. Relying on such theories as adult
learning theory, social cognitive theory, theory of planned behavior and the theory of health
seeking behaviour, this study investigated how application of various strategies yield results.
Towards achieving this, the study purposely targeted the Catholic Diocese of Homa Bay to
form a basis for objective generalization. The diocese has six deaneries with a total of 33
health facilities in whose purview the target population of 100 was constituted, whose views
and opinions led to the study’s generalizations. Cronbach’s alpha reliability coefficient was
employed to test internal consistency and thereby establish the reliability of the study
instruments. Questionnaires were administered to collect data on performance indicators. The
data was then processed and analyzed using descriptive and inferential statistical analyses, in
which case, Pearson correlation coefficient and regression analysis were applied. Computer
software, Statistical Package for Social Sciences (SPSS) version 20 was used to analyze the
collected data. The analyzed data was presented in form of tables for ease of communication.
The study’s key findings in tandem with the study objectives were established. It emerged
that, the correlation between health education awareness and success of reducing Human
Immune Virus infections stood at .919 implying a strong positive association of 91.9 percent
between health education awareness and success of reducing infections. It was also
established that the correlation between health nutrition training and success of reducing new
Human Immune Virus infections was at 0.75, implying a strong positive association of 75
percent between health nutrition training and strategic intervention in reducing prevalence.
The study further revealed that the correlation between disease prevention practices and
success of reducing Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome incidents was 0.64, implying a
strong positive association of 64 percent between disease prevention practices and prevalence
reduction. Regarding safe motherhood as a strategic initiative towards the reduction of new
infections and mortality, it was found out that at 1 degrees of freedom, the computed F =
201.000 is greater than the critical F =.020. This implies that the overall regression model
was significant. The study recommended key interventions towards mitigation from all
sectors. Stakeholders with keen interest in reducing prevalence should help in improving
prevention practices rather than curative ones. Safe motherhood should be a key pillar in
reducing new Human Immune Virus infections in the Catholic Diocese of Homa Bay. The
study opened a gap for further research exploring other strategies implemented to reduce
Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome prevalence across dioceses and counties
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