Photo courtesy of President of Kenya, H.E Uhuru Muigai Kenyatta
The US government has announced plans to massively cut donor funding for the fight and control of the HIV epidemic in Kenya.
Kenya is set to receive $39.17 billion from the US government to help fight the HIV epidemic in the country if the plans go through. This is a reduction of $2.27 billion in donor funding from the $41.44 billion we received from the US government earlier.
The reduction comes after the US's Chargé d'Affaires Erick Kneedler said Kenya had met the United Nations Program on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS) 90:90:90 goal of providing a diagnosis for 90% of the population of all HIV-positive people, providing 90% of ART for those diagnosed and achieving 90% viral suppression for those on treatment by 2020
However, Kenya is said to have yet to meet these UNAIDS goals, although the US government maintains that it has achieved the goals. According to the data extracted from the NACC, only 12 counties have met the target and 35 counties have yet to meet the target.
According to the NACC, the cuts will have a negative impact on the fight against HIV spider-man.
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