A letter was sent to the Cabinet Secretary of Health of the Republic of Kenya, H.E. Mrs Sicily K. Kariuki.
For the Fifth Replenishment of the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria (Global Fund) in 2016, Republic of Kenya pledged USD 5,000,000 to the Global Fund for the 2017 – 2019 allocation cycle. Since the inception of the Global Fund in 2002, Republic of Kenya has contributed USD 7,008,273 to the Global Fund becoming one of the few implementing countries from the African Region which is also contributing to the fight against the three diseases through the Global Fund.
Since 2014, the Kenyan government has also allocated USD 54 million as part of its domestic financial contribution in the fight against HIV, tuberculosis and malaria and building of health systems in the country. This investment is expected to contribute significantly toward Kenya’s health goals, save many lives and create opportunity and prosperity for many more people in the country. To get back on track for the fight against the three diseases we need to step up total funding to at least USD 83 billion for the next three-year cycle for 2020 – 2022, an increase of USD 17 billion where most of the increase will come from increased domestic funding.