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Health Policy Project Helps Generate US$30 Million for Strategic Health Commodities Including ARVs in Kenya
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Author(s): HPP

Primary Language: English

Date: 7/27/2015

Abstract:

The USAID- and PEPFAR-funded Health Policy Project (HPP) in Kenya helped the Ministry of Health (MOH) secure an allocation of KSh 2.9 billion (approximately US$30 million) in the 2015/16 national budget to purchase HIV commodities and other strategic health commodities. Of this, US$21 to 23 million will go to purchase antiretroviral drugs (ARVs) and HIV testing kits. The remainder will supplement the purchase of malaria and tuberculosis commodities. HPP also helped secure the reinstatement of a line item for an annual allocation for HIV commodities in future national budgets. HPP is also working with private sector pharmacies and hospitals to stock ARVs that can be accessed by those who can afford them. As part of this initiative, the Kenya Medical Supplies Authority has already earmarked ARVs for 10,000 patients to help trigger sales. Innovative efforts, like increasing ARV sales in the commercial sector, can further enhance the sustainability of Kenya’s HIV program and increase access to ARVs and HIV services for those who cannot afford private care.


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The Health Policy Project is a five-year cooperative agreement funded by the U.S. Agency for International Development under Agreement No. AID-OAA-A-10-00067, beginning September 30, 2010. The project's HIV-related activities are supported by the U.S. President's Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR). It is implemented by Futures Group, in collaboration with Plan International USA, Avenir Health (previously Futures Institute), Partners in Population and Development, Africa Regional Office (PPD ARO), Population Reference Bureau (PRB), RTI International, and White Ribbon Alliance for Safe Motherhood (WRA). The information provided on this Web site is not official U.S. Government information and does not represent the views or positions of the U.S. Agency for International Development or the U.S. Government.

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