May 16, 2022

Government pursuing a partnership with local companies to manufacture HIV drugs

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The Government is pursuing a partnership with local companies to manufacture HIV related commodities, among them ARVs.
This will ensure a sufficient supply of the commodities.
Health Principal Secretary Susan Mochache noted that the challenges experienced in HIV prevention, care, and treatment services are attributa to the emergence of the COVID-19 pandemic and the ever-increasing burden of non-communicable diseases calls for self-sufficiency in commodities for strategic health programs.

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The PS said that the Ministry of Health has prioritized optimization of ARV regimens to ensure people living with HIV receive the best medicine available most efficiently and cost-effectively.
“The Ministry has also increased allocated funds annually for procurement of HIV commodities. In addition, we are investing in research and innovation to facilitate evidence-based and focused interventions which will accelerate the achievement of Universal Health Coverage,” Mochache  said.

She was speaking at Afya House after she received a donation of 1800 packs of TLD Anti-Retro-Virals drugs( ARVs), from Universal Corporations Limited.
The donation comes in the Week when Kenya joins the rest of the World on 1st December 2021 to mark World Aids Day to be graced by President Uhuru Kenyatta in Nakuru County.


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