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Kenya Health Ministry to Spend Millions for AIDS Treatment Next Year

On Sunday, Kenya's Health Ministry announced it would spend millions of dollars to expand access to HIV/AIDS treatment next year. About 190,000 patients are currently receiving antiretroviral drugs (ARVs), and the number increases monthly by about 5,...

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Kenya, UN Warn Crisis Risks Incubating New AIDS Infections

On Thursday, officials with the UN and Kenya's National AIDS Control Program warned that ongoing unrest in the nation could prompt a new wave of HIV infections, threatening to erase the progress achieved so far. Of the 300,000 displaced Kenyans, 15,0...

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Violence in Kenya Reducing Access to Antiretrovirals Among People Living With HIV/AIDS

Thousands of people living with HIV/AIDS in Kenya have been forced to discontinue their antiretroviral treatment as a result of ongoing political violence throughout the country, the World AIDS Campaign said recently, Inter Press Service reports. Abo...

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United Nations Launches $40 Million Appeal to Provide Services to People Affected by Violence in Kenya, Including People Living With HIV/AIDS

The United Nations on Tuesday said it will launch a $40 million appeal to address the political crisis in Kenya and provide services for people displaced by the violence, including those living HIV/AIDS, Xinhua News Agency reports (Xinhua News Agency...

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Group Calls on Kenyan Government to Stop Taxing Imported Goods Intended for People Living With HIV/AIDS

The Action for Empowerment Organization on Sunday appealed to the Kenyan government to exempt taxes on goods imported into the country for HIV-positive people, Kenya's Daily Nation reports.

Sam Tushabe, international coordinator for the faith-based ...

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Kenya's Dependency on Donor Funding Affecting Fight Against HIV/AIDS, NGO Consortium Head Says

Kenya's dependency on donor funding is hindering the country's efforts to fight HIV/AIDS, Allan Ragi, executive director of the Kenya AIDS NGOs Consortium, said recently, the East African Standard reports. According to KANCO, donor funding accounts f...

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Reuters Examines Project to Help AIDS Orphans, Grandmothers in Kenya

Reuters on Wednesday profiled a project called the Stara School in the Kenyan slum of Kibera that works with AIDS orphans and their grandmothers, who often are left to take care of the children when their parents die. At least 12 million children in ...

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Kenya: World Bank Seeks to Accelerate Education Sector Response to HIV/AIDS

Improving the education sector's response to HIV/AIDS will be the focus of a five-day, World Bank-organized meeting that gets underway Wednesday in Nairobi. More than 80 participants from 33 nations in sub-Saharan Africa are expected to take part. "T...

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Groups Launch Initiative to Fight HIV/AIDS in Kenya's Lake Victoria Basin

The East African Community, the Lake Victoria Basin Commission and the African Medical and Research Foundation on Tuesday in Kisumu, Kenya, launched a joint initiative to fight HIV/AIDS among populations located along the Lake Victoria basin, the Eas...

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Village Cares for People With AIDS in Kenya

In 2003, Sister Florence Muia founded Upendo Village, a nonprofit Roman Catholic HIV/AIDS program 50 miles northwest of Nairobi that provides home-based care to 1,972 Kenyan HIV patients, mostly women and children. Upendo Village is located in Naivas...