EU gives Kenya $5.9M anti-AIDS support



The European Union will provide KES404 million ($5.9 million) in financial aid to Kenya to boost anti-HIV/AIDS efforts in the country. According to E.U. Operations Head Johan Cauwenbergh, the funding will be used for disease intervention and public awareness campaigns in the provinces of Nairobi, Coast, Nyanza, Rift Valley, Eastern and Central over the next four years. At present, only an estimated 130,000 out of 250,000 HIV/AIDS patients get anti-retroviral drugs in the country. The E.U. will finance 11 other health projects through Marie Stopes Kenya, with a total value of KES30.9 billion ($452.5 million).

Source: Kenya: Country Gets Sh404 Million to Fight Aids (The East African Standard)

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