KENYA SIGNS NEW GLOBAL FUND GRANT AMOUNTING TO KSH 38 BILLION TO SUPPORT HIV, TB & MALARIA INTERVENTIONS FOR THE PERIOD JANUARY 2018 TO JUNE 2021
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Summary of Achievements
The continued long-term partnership of GoK, Global Fund and other partners, has seen Kenya surpass the 1million mark of people living with HIV who have been initiated on Anti Retroviral Therapy. The provision of ART under option B+ has reduced the transmission of HIV from mother to child from 16% to 8.3% in 2016. We have enhanced prevention services and new interventions to key populations, adolescents and young people. The fund has also strengthened the HIV multi-sectoral response with the Counties and other key sectors like Ministry of Education, Devolution, and Sports among others.
The Regional HIV and Harm reduction project spearheaded the drafting of the East Africa Harm Reduction Policy and creation of Harm reduction networks across the region.
Through the partnership with Global fund over 226,508 tuberculosis patients have been provided with anti TB treatment since 2015. Kenya recently completed TB prevalence survey to establish the true burden of TB in Kenya and to measure the progress made in TB control.
The results of the survey showed that the burden still remain high with prevalence of 558 per 100,000 and incidence of about 169,000 annually. The Global Fund Grant has enabled Provision of second line treatment to about 1186 drug resistance tuberculosis cases in the last 3 years including patient support and enrolling patients to NHIF Scheme. New technologies to aid in diagnosis of TB have been rolled out and Kenya has now close to 200 gene expert machines installed in various health facilities in Counties and National Level.
Global Fund has supported prevention, diagnostic and treatment interventions that have contributed to reduction in malaria prevalence from 11% in 2010 to 8% in 2015. Through Global Fund Support we have procured and distributed 15 LLINS million nets, and supported both health facility and Community Case Management of Malaria.