Controlling the HIV/AIDS Epidemic

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In Kenya, it is estimated that over 1.5 million people are living with HIV/AIDS and 628,079 children are orphans due to AIDS. Approximately 6 percent of the population is infected with HIV. Certain counties and key populations are more impacted by the epidemic. USAID Kenya and East Africa works through the President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR) to combat the HIV/AIDS epidemic in close partnership with the Government of Kenya. 

PEPFAR, launched in 2003, represents the largest U.S. Government investment in public health globally. USAID’s HIV/AIDS program supports a wide variety of activities for prevention, care, and treatment in the most counties. Kenyans have improved access to HIV/AIDS prevention, care, and treatment services from USAID, the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), and Department of Defense (DoD) efforts. Country ownership serves as a core principle of the work in Kenya and the U.S. Government is redoubling efforts to build country systems for sustainable impact.

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Wednesday, June 24, 2020 - 10:45am

Last updated: June 24, 2020