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Kenya keen on working with The Global Fund in the implementation of Universal Health Coverage

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President Uhuru Kenyatta has lauded the partnership between the Government of Kenya and The Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria (The Global Fund) in the delivery of health services to Kenyans, especially in the war against malaria, TB and HIV/AIDS.

Speaking during a meeting with the Global Fund Executive Director Peter Sands who paid him a courtesy call at State House, Nairobi, President Kenyatta said his administration was keen on working with the Global Fund to ensure the successful implementation the Universal Health Coverage (UHC) programme. 

“We are putting a lot of money in UHC and we are determined to see it through,” President Kenyatta said.

The Head of State 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.

The Global Fund Executive Director commended 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.

Mr. Sands also praised 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. 

DAVOS/SWITZERLAND, 28JAN12 – Peter Sands, Group Chief Executive, Standard Chartered, United Kingdom; Foundation Board Member, is captured during the session ‘G20 Reality Check’ at the Annual Meeting 2012 of the World Economic Forum at the congress centre in Davos, Switzerland, January 28, 2012. Copyright by World Economic Forum swiss-image.ch/Photo by Michael Wuertenberg

“Your continued support to the Global Fund is highly appreciated,” Mr. Sands said.

The President assured that The Global Fund 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. 
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.

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