Kenya must scale up efforts to fight the HIV and Aids scourge
SEE ALSO :Red flag over high prevalence of HIVCommunities should readily embrace the fact that everyone is affected. Unless and until every Kenyan accepts the reality of HIV, few people will be willing to come out to test and be advocates. Let everyone contribute towards achieving UNAids’ 90-90-90 goal by 2020. It is not lost to Kenyans that there are two critical organisations tasked with tackling HIV in Kenya. These are the National Aids Control Council and National Aids and STIs Control Programme. We urge the government to consider merging their functions to cut costs and increase efficiency. There have been many organisations running HIV programmes. What if these programmes are synergised to maximise resource utilisation and reduce duplication? It serves no purpose when projects look good on paper but fail to achieve desired outcomes. The world is now a global village. We urge authorities to continuously explore partnerships across the world that can lend a helping hand. Corruption should also not be allowed to frustrate HIV programmes.
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