GoK increases support for Global fight against Malaria, TB and HIV

Nairobi November 7, 2019 – The Government has prioritized procurement and payment of commodities for Global Fund supported Programmes, to build on the milestones achieved in the fight against Tuberculosis, HIV and Malaria through the support of partners.

Speaking when she chaired a Kenya Coordinating Mechanism (KCM) meeting at Afya Annex today, Health Principal Secretary (PS) Susan Mochache highlighted  that currently, 1,136,251 people living with HIV are on treatment, 25 million mosquito nets have been distributed to Malaria prone areas and over 200,000 cases of Tuberculosis diagnosed and treated since 2017.

She noted that Kenya pledged US $ 6 million during the 6th Global Fund Replenishment Conference 20% above what was pledged during the 5th replenishment in support of the Global Fund Mechanism.

“The Government of Kenya has continued to partner globally and show commitment to save more lives,” she said.

The PS commended programme heads, for the improvement in the funds absorption rates between March to September, which she attributed to the fastrack measures put in place by the programmes.