Kenya was recently elected as the Chair of the Joint United Nation Programme on HIV/AIDS during the 53rd UNAIDS Programme Coordinating Board held in Geneva, Switzerland for the year 2024.

This selection put Kenya on the driver’s seat on important decision making on both local and international levels due to the country’s capacity to respond to HIV/AIDS

Social and structural barriers continue to increase the vulnerability of HIV infections amongst the population, particularly affecting adolescent girls and young women.

 Ministry of Health Cabinet Secretary Hon. Nakhumicha noted that there is an urgent need to put deliberate prevention efforts.

She stated that this will best be done by improving the understanding of factors that are a cause and driver of AIDS in Kenya’s communities for the Ministry of Health and the Kenya Kwanza government to achieve the collective goal to end AIDS by 2030.

The government and MOH have embraced the responsibility to drive this impactful change.

MOH has made a commitment to intensify prevention efforts, expand access to treatment, activate awareness and sensitization campaigns as well as champion inclusively as they focus on building a future where HIV/AIDs is not a threat to the communities.

The USAID Executive Director Winnie Byanyima lauded Kenya as a global leader on its evidence-based, data-driven, rights-centered HIV response, that’s reducing new infections and deaths.