Kenya to receive Sh42bn more to fight Aids, TB

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The Global Fund — the agency that helps Kenya fight HIV/Aids, tuberculosis and malaria — has given the country Sh42 billion to be used up to 2024.

The organisation’s suggestions to Kenya on how to improve the programmes are supported by experts.

Global Fund wants Kenya to step up activities for preventing HIV, TB and malaria, strengthen health and community systems and ensure extra efforts are put in place to take care of vulnerable people.

It also wants Kenya to tackle gender inequalities and barriers to healthcare.

In an eight-page letter to Health Principal Secretary Susan Mochache, Global Fund grant management division head Mark Eldon-Edington said the money would be available from June 2021.

Health Cabinet Secretary Sicily Kariuki told journalists that the amount is 17 per cent higher than the previous allocation.

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