BY MWAKERA MWAJEFA
Kenya has praised its partnership with the Global Fund to fight AIDS, tuberculosis, and malaria in the delivery of health services in the country.
President Uhuru Kenyatta lauded this partnership when the Funds executive director Peter Sands paid him a courtesy call at State House, Nairobi.
The President said his administration was keen on working with the Global Fund to ensure the successful implementation the Universal Health Coverage (UHC) programme, especially in the war against malaria, TB and HIV/AIDS.
Said President Kenyatta: “We are putting a lot of money in UHC and we are determined to see it through.”
He noted that Kenya’s success in the implementation of UHC, which is one of the key pillars of the Big 4 Agenda, will encourage its replication in other countries in Africa.
Mr Sands praised President Kenyatta’s leadership and commitment in the implementation of the UHC, saying the piloting of the programme in four counties was a good approach.
He also commended Kenya’s contribution to the Global Fund and urged President Kenyatta to mobilise other leaders to support the Fund’s initiatives in curbing malaria, TB and HIV/AIDS.
“Your continued support to the Global Fund is highly appreciated,” he added.
COUNT ON US
Assuring the director of The Global Fund, President Kenyatta told him he can count on Kenya’s support in its efforts to enhance the delivery of health services.
The Global Fund is a Geneva based international financing organization that aims to mobilize resources including finances to end the epidemics of HIV/AIDS, Malaria and TB.
Those present during the meeting were the Head of Public Service Joseph Kinyua, Health Cabinet Secretary Sicily Kariuki and State House Chief of Staff Nzioka Waita among other senior Government officials.