Kenya Fatigued by Threats of HIV Funding Cut

Kenya is “tired by constant threats to block funding” by the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria, Medical Services Minister Professor Anyang’ Nyong’o said. The minister has pushed for the domestic development of the nation’s own antiretroviral drugs, Capital News reports.

“The government is going to reverse the excessive dependency on donors for ARVs. In fact beginning this financial year we are going to move from the 10 percent government support to 30 percent plus exploring the possibilities of manufacturing cheaper generics,” Kiyiapi said. “So there are measures coming up but we are tired of being intimidated!”

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    Ma. Rizza Leonzon

    As a former staff writer, Rizza focused mainly on business coverage, including key donors such as the Asian Development Bank and AusAID.