- Health Cabinet Secretary Susan Nakumicha said Kenya has over 1.4 million people living with HIV.
- CS Nakumicha said out of the 1.4 million, close to 96% of infected people are on treatment which is why the government is ensuring this number doesn't increase.
Kenyans of all walks have been urged to stop stigma and instead embrace HIV/Aids victims to reduce infections of the disease
Health Cabinet Secretary Susan Nakumicha said Kenya has over 1.4 million people living with HIV.
CS Nakumicha said out of the 1.4 million, close to 96% of infected people are on treatment which is why the government is ensuring this number doesn't increase.
The CS said under the Universal Health Coverage, no individual will be left behind.
As the World Commemorated World Aids Day, this year's national celebrations were held at Kinoru Stadium in Meru on Friday.
Nakumicha said NHIF has not been all that effective and to address its shortcomings, the government has introduced the Social Health Authority.
The CS said under Primary Health Care, the government has ensured the Country has 100,000 community health promoters, who have been equipped with kits to serve efficiently.
On the payment of the Social Health Authority contribution, the CS said the minimum payment would be Sh300.
On her part, Meru Governor Kawira Nwangaza said Meru County has an estimated total number of 30,000 people living with HIV, and out of this number, 26,000 have been tested and 22,000 are on ARVs.
She said one of the impediments is HIV stigma something that makes many people not seek Testing and Treatment.
She said the Meru County government is seeking to help the national government's commitment to end HIV infections in children by the year 2027.
Dr Manish Kalla, the Director of Lifecare Hospital urged the community to go by this year's theme "Let community lead", by enduring the Community through their leaders cone forward and advocate for prevention.
He noted that when a patient is infected, there is no other way but to take the patient through medication and other unnecessary documentation which could have been addressed through prevention.