Gold Star Kenya was established and registered in Kenya in 2010 as a non-profit health organization It has its roots in the Gold Star Network, a social franchise initiative established in 2006 by FHI 360 to promote comprehensive HIV care and treatment through a network of private healthcare providers in Kenya. It leveraged on the capacities established through the implementation of the public sector HIV prevention, care, treatment and support programs funded by the US Agency for International Development (USAID), GSN sought to expand access to quality services through innovative public private partnerships.
GS Kenya has continued to implement programs with support from the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) and in collaboration with the Government of Kenya and diverse partners that include Family Health International (FHI 360), PSKenya, and the various service providers form the membership of the Gold Star network. Between 2009 and 2011, GS Kenya, operating as a program initiative of the FHI360-led USAID-funded TBCARE project, implemented a TB/HIV collaborative project amongst private-for-profit providers in 3 regions (Coast, Nairobi/Central and Rift Valley), USAID-funded APHIAplus Rift Valley Project (Nuru Ya Bonde) (until March 2018) and the recently concluded and USAID LINKAGES programs
The current projects implemented include the current USAID HCM Nairobi region, Coast &Lake region, Afya Uzazi Project operating in 6 sub counties spread in Nakuru and Baringo counties and Afya Nyota ya Bonde to implement activities in five counties; - Nakuru, Samburu, Baringo, Kajiado, and Laikipia. Gold Star Kenya manages the Gold Star Network
Quality, accessible and sustainable health services for all.
The provision of quality, integrated and sustainable health services through strategic partnerships, innovation, research and systems strengthening.