- Kenya currently bears the 7th highest HIV burden globally. New HIV infections
- AHF Mathare clinic is set to serve over 2000 HIV patients
- New HIV infections among children, adolescents, and young people, in 2022 reached an estimated 62 infections per week.
Fifteen years since entry to Kenya in 2007, the AIDS Healthcare Foundation (AHF) this November celebrates providing HIV prevention and care services, including antiretroviral treatment, to over 100,000 Kenyans.
At the celebration in Mathare area on Friday 24th Nov , during the opening of the newly renovated Mathare clinic,
Mr. Harry Kimtai, the Principal Secretary (PS) of the State Department for Medical Services, acknowledged AHF’s partnership efforts with the Ministry of Health.
“I express gratitude for the collaborative spirit shown by AHF and other like-minded organizations in addressing challenges posed by the virus. ” he said.
The Mathare clinic is set to serve over 2000 HIV patients, acting as a crucial hub for rapid testing,
ensuring prompt knowledge of one’s HIV status, and providing comprehensive treatment and support
More Services to HIV patients In Mathare .
At the forum also, Dr. Samuel Kinyanjui, Country Director AHF Kenya, unveiled the My Care Plan,
the AHF promise and commitment to the clients.
The AHF Food for Health Programme, according to Dr. Kinyanjui, is specifically designed to address
food insecurity among vulnerable communities, which will boost HIV treatment uptake by addressing
nutritional needs and ensuring individuals have the strength and resilience to adhere to and benefit from treatment.
Kenya’s Hiv Burden
The anniversary celebration comes just weeks after the National Syndemic Diseases Control Council NSDCC) revealed that Kenya currently bears the 7th highest HIV burden globally.
New HIV infections among children, adolescents, and young people, in 2022 reached an estimated 62 infections per week among those aged 10-19.
NSDCC also announced that the most affected counties are Kisumu, Nairobi, Homabay, Siaya, Migori, Nakuru, Mombasa, Kakamega, Kiambu, and Kisii.