U.S. Approves KSh40 bn to Boost Kenya’s HIV Response
The funds allocated through the PEPFAR Country Operational Plan (COP) 2022 will be implemented from October 1, 2022, through September 30, 2023, supporting critical solutions enabling Kenya to maintain epidemic control.
Great news on 🇺🇸+🇰🇪 partnership to sustain gains made & advance progress towards #HIV epidemic control – $345 million (Ksh 40.658B) approved to support the Kenya's HIV response through @PEPFAR Country Operational Plan to be implemented from October 2022. https://t.co/CjPEGiTrS2 pic.twitter.com/mThbaR83RQ
— U.S. Embassy Nairobi (@USEmbassyKenya) July 1, 2022
“Since the beginning of PEPFAR, Kenya has been at the forefront and a leader in the global HIV response. We have much to learn from your success, and I look forward to deepening this productive partnership during my time as ambassador,” said newly appointed U.S. Global AIDS Coordinator and Special Representative for Global Health Diplomacy, Ambassador John Nkengasong.
Kenya is one of a few countries nearing successful control of the HIV epidemic and reaching UNAIDS 95:95:95 goals.
The joint commitments of the government of Kenya, the Global Fund, and PEPFAR will further build a strong foundation for achieving sustainability in every aspect of the program.
“The journey to reach this Kenya COP22 approval has been marked by excellent collaboration with all stakeholders and we’re confident that the jointly developed plan will make a real difference to the people of Kenya, especially those Kenyans living with HIV,” remarked Acting Deputy Chief of Mission, U.S. Embassy Nairobi, Eric Watnik.
Since 2004, the U.S. government has invested over 7 billion U.S. dollars in the HIV response in Kenya and is currently the largest global U.S. government HIV program.