The Coptic Hope Centre for Infectious Diseases is a comprehensive Highly Active Antiretroviral Therapy (HAART) treatment facility established by Coptic Mission and the University Of Washington (UW) in Nairobi, Kenya and is funded by the President’s Emergency Plan For AIDS Relief (PEPFAR), a US government initiative.
The Hope Centre began as a small clinic in the Coptic Hospital in Kenya in early 2004, offering subsidized HIV clinical care and treatment. The clinic was the result of a nationally renowned low-cost antiretroviral (ARV) program which Coptic Mission has pioneered in 2002.
The Hope Clinic, as it was then known, was staffed by a team of four people, operated out of three offices and treated approximately five patients every day. By December 2004, the Hope Centre had expanded into what it is today – a fully comprehensive and free HAART treatment facility. The Hope Centre now manages medical care for over 25,000 clients, with over 16,000 on ARVs across Kenya, Zambia and Tanzania.