Kenyan aid groups feel brunt of AIDS funding decline

Kenyan aid organizations are hard-pressed to find funding for AIDS treatment and prevention programs as donor support for such activities wanes.

The Kenya AIDS NGOs Consortium said the country’s Ministry of Finance has turned down its request for financial assistance, the Daily Nation reports. KANCO, which includes some 1,200 organizations, said the ministry cited lack of sufficient resources due to a decline in donor funding.

Evelyn Kibuchi, KANCO’s tuberculosis manager, told Daily Nation the ministry’s rejection of the request could force smaller groups to either explore innovative financing sources or fold.

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    As former senior staff writer, Ivy Mungcal contributed to several Devex publications. Her focus is on breaking news, and in particular on global aid reform and trends in the United States, Europe, the Caribbean, and the Americas. Before joining Devex in 2009, Ivy produced specialized content for U.S. and U.K.-based business websites.