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KENYA: New AIDS treatment plan launched

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JOHANNESBURG, 4 May (PLUSNEWS) - The Kenyan Medical Association and Family Health International (FHI), an anti-AIDS charity, have launched an HIV/AIDS treatment project to complement the government's programme.

FHI country director John McWilliam said the programme was expected to ease pressure on already overstretched public health systems.

The local Nation newspaper quoted McWilliam as saying, "If Kenya is to meet its target for universal access to treatment, greater emphasis has to be placed on public-private partnerships."

With the help of the new initiative, the Health Ministry hopes to raise the number of HIV-positive people accessing treatment from 60,000 to 140,000 by the end of the year.



Recent KENYA Reports
Urgent action needed to avert resistant TB - activists,  13/Dec/06
Government introduces combination therapy for PMTCT ,  4/Dec/06
Activists upset as UK introduces TB screening for visa applicants,  30/Nov/06
Rising drug, alcohol abuse threatens HIV/AIDS gains,  29/Nov/06
Muslim women in the north defy custom to fight AIDS,  9/Nov/06
· AIDS Media Center
· The Global Fund to fight AIDS, Tuberculosis & Malaria
· International Community of Women Living with HIV/AIDS
· International HIV/AIDS Alliance

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