Controlling the HIV/AIDS Epidemic

In Kenya, it is estimated that there are over 1.5 million people living with HIV/AIDS and 1.1 million children who are orphans due to AIDS. At a national level, approximately six percent of the population is infected with HIV, but the epidemic has impacted certain counties and key populations much more seriously.

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 virtually every county. 

As a result of the efforts of USAID and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and Department of Defense (DoD), Kenyans have improved access to HIV/AIDS prevention, care, and treatment services.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, April 10, 2019 - 10:45am

Last updated: April 10, 2019