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July 1, 2022

United States to Provide $345 Million for Kenya’s HIV Response

United States to Provide $345 Million for Kenya’s HIV Response

 Nairobi, Kenya, June 30, 2022:  The United States Embassy in Nairobi announces the approval of $345 million (40.658 billion KSH) through the United States President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief program (PEPFAR) to support the Kenya HIV response.  The funds allocated through the PEPFAR Country Operational Plan (COP) 2022 will be implemented from October 1, 2022, through September 30, 2023, in support of critical solutions enabling Kenya to maintain epidemic control.

The PEPFAR Country Operational Plan 2022 was approved today via virtual meeting by the U.S. State Department’s Office of the U.S. Global AIDS Coordinator and Health Diplomacy’s Ambassador John Nkengasong, in the presence of the Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Health, Ms. Susan Mochache, Chair of the Council of Governor Committee of Health, Governor Anyang’ Nyong’o, CEO of the National AIDS Control Council, Dr. Ruth Laibon-Masha, as well as representatives of civil society, the faith-based health network, the private sector and the Global Fund and UN Family.

 “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.  PEPFAR funding will ensure Kenya’s HIV response will reach all populations and sustain the achievements in HIV control.  The joint commitments of the government of Kenya, the Global Fund and PEPFAR will build a strong foundation toward 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.


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