Monday, 20 November 2017 07:03

HIV/AIDS FAST TRACK PLAN

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Council of Governors' CEO on attended the National Steering Committee and Adolescents and Young people’s (AYP) Multi sectorial meeting held at the National Aids Control Council offices.The meeting whose purpose was to report on the progress of the AYP fast track plan targets, brought together different Ministries and agencies within the National Government, County Governments, Development Partners, Civil Societies and the Private Sector. The key focus area for the meeting was to fast track the HIV response to end new HIV infections, AIDS related death, stigma and discrimination among adolescents and Young people.
“For the fast track plan to succeed, County Governments should be regularly consulted,’’ said Council of Governors CEO. She further reiterated that “NACC should take advantage of the County Governments’ youth initiatives and interventions.”
In 2015, government representatives from Kenya, Zimbabwe and South Africa met to plan the development of a regional roadmap to increase the use of combination HIV prevention services in each country.
Kenya’s Vision 2030 and the medium term plan II 2014-2017 has placed the youth especially young women at the center of the country’s development agenda. Yet by this the youth still face various health challenges and risks such as HIV, gender-based violence, alcohol and drug abuse. The meeting recommended the operationalization of the Kenya Fast Track plan highlighting the need to explore effective dissemination approaches in all the 47 counties with an appeal to the Council of Governors to encourage County leaderships to buy in on the HIV agenda in their counties.

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