Kenya submits funding request application to global fund

NAIROBI, Kenya, May 25, 2017 – Kenya has this week, submitted a Funding Request of US$ 355,631,851 to Global Fund to support HIV, Tuberculosis, Malaria and Resilient, Sustainable Health Systems for Health interventions, for the period 2018 to 2020.

The submission request was made on Tuesday, 23rd May 2017 through the Kenya Country Coordinating Mechanism, chaired by the Principal for Secretary, Mr. Julius Korir, with representation from the National and County Governments, Non-Governmental Organizations, Faith Based Organizations, Persons Living with and affected by HIV, TB and Malaria, bilateral and multilateral development partners, Key populations, Formal and Informal Private Sector among other stakeholders.

Most of the grant will be used to procure Commodities and lifesaving medicines for HIV, TB and Malaria.

The Funding Request application was jointly developed by an all-inclusive funding request secretariat and writing teams with representatives from National and County Governments, civil society organizations, persons living with or affected by HIV, TB and Malaria, key population, adolescents and young people, development and implementing partners among other stakeholders.

The Joint Inter-Agency Coordinating Committee and the Inter-Agency Coordinating Committees for HIV, Tuberculosis and Malaria, provided guidance and oversight during the writing process of the Funding Request.

Between 2003 and 2016 the Global Fund has signed 16 grants worth USD 8 million with Kenya. Through the Global Fund and other partners close to 1.1 million  persons living with HIV are on life saving drugs, over 13.6 million nets have been distributed and over 800,000 patients have been diagnosed and treated for TB, and another 600,000 have been put on isoniazid preventive therapy (IPT) for TB.

Diagnosis and Treatment for HIV, Tuberculosis and Malaria have also been provided at no cost. Through this effort many deaths have been averted, and affected Kenyans are now living healthy lives and engaging in social economic and development activities.