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Government AIDS funding increase announced
Friday 6 May 2005
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KENYA: Government AIDS funding increase announced


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JOHANNESBURG, 4 May (PLUSNEWS) - Kenyan President Mwai Kibaki has announced plans to increase the HIV/AIDS allocation in the national budget, according to the local East African Standard newspaper.

Kibaki beefed up the allocation in response to a recent request by Health Minister Charity Ngilu to make antiretroviral drugs freely available.

At least US $330 million has been set aside for tackling the pandemic in the current financial year, but this will be increased to $630 million in 2009 or 2010.

The expanded budget allocation is to be disbursed in accordance with the National HIV/AIDS Strategic Plan, which was established to address the impact of the disease, especially among women and girls.

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