In Kenya, as elsewhere in sub-Saharan Africa, legal policy, social inequality and discrimination by health care providers and the wider community have discouraged men who have sex with men (MSM) from seeking health care and led to their further isolation. Elise van der Elst’s research shows how the involvement of MSM in biomedical research can be used to develop a service model that helps ensure MSM’s safe access to quality healthcare as well as engage the wider community.
E.M. van der Elst: Strengthening HIV Health Care Services for Men Who Have Sex with Men in Coastal Kenya.
Prof. A.P. Hardon
Prof. R.A. Coutinho (Universiteit Utrecht)
Dr D. Operario (Brown University)