Kenya: A Phone Call Could Provide HIV/AIDS Treatment
July 13, 2011
Civil society in Kenya is considering various ways of sustaining and expanding antiretroviral treatment (ART) programs, including a tax on cellphone users.
Currently, donors provide more than 90 percent of the funds used to supply ART to Kenyans. The Japanese government, a major donor to the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, TB and Malaria, announced two months ago it intends to scale back its contribution following the recent earthquake and tsunami. Pediatric HIV treatment and efforts to prevent mother-to-child transmission are funded solely by the U.S. President's Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief.
Inter Press Service
06.08.2011; Isaiah Esipisu
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This article was provided by U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. It is a part of the publication CDC HIV/Hepatitis/STD/TB Prevention News Update. Visit the CDC's website to find out more about their activities, publications and services.
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