The administration of President William Ruto has pledged Ksh1.2 billion (USD10 million) to the Global Kitty Fund.
Susan Mochache, Kenya’s principal secretary, was present at the convention where the country made its most recent donation increase. Over the next three years, the money will be transferred.
“Kenya has pledged Ksh1.2 billion (USD10 million) to Global Fund kitty during the 7th Replenishment Conference – a 66 per cent increase on the Ksh723 million (USD6 million) pledge made in 2019,” the statement read in part.
The Global Fund received a record-breaking Ksh1.7 trillion in pledges because of Kenya’s financial guarantee and those of other countries (USD14.25 billion). The cash, as stated by Executive Director Peter Sands, will be utilized to combat diseases all around the world.
“This support aims to save 20 million lives, avert 450 million new infections, and bring new hope for ending AIDS, TB, and malaria. It will further strengthen health and community systems to leave no one behind and be resilient to future shocks,” Sands reiterated.