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AIDS and TB drugs made freely available to prisoners
Wednesday 25 May 2005
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KENYA: AIDS and TB drugs made freely available to prisoners

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JOHANNESBURG, 23 May (PLUSNEWS) - Prison authorities at western Kenya's Kodiaga Prison have teamed up with the US Centres for Disease Control (CDC) to make anti-AIDS and tuberculosis treatments freely available to inmates.

Kenya's East African Standard newspaper quoted CDC's country director for Kenya, Dr Kevin De Cock, as saying: "We realised that TB and HIV/AIDS were the leading causes of preventable deaths among prisoners."

According to De Cock, this is to be a pilot project that could eventually include all the country's correctional institutions.

He lauded the success of officials in highlighting the importance of AIDS and TB control in prisons.



Recent KENYA Reports
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Health centre to treat HIV/AIDS patients inaugurated,  28/Apr/05
New tax jeopardises treatment access,  10/Feb/05
Fight against HIV/AIDS bearing fruit, but challenges remain,  18/Jan/05
HIV/AIDS prevalence down to seven percent, says gov't,  1/Dec/04
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