Kenya – The Country’s National Aids Control Council needs Sh45 billion annually to place HIV positive patients on treatment alone.
Aids council deputy director, Regina Ombam, said that the council has only settled on key areas of treatment and were they to include everything, the amount will be higher.
She said: “We are in talks with National Hospital Insurance Fund (NHIF) to see how we can include HIV treatment. We have done our evaluation and we are now in the process of identifying how to raise funds to boost the pool of NHIF resources.”
In Kenya, there are 1.64 million people who are currently living with HIV, but the figure could shoot to 6.9 million by 2060.