NAIROBI: 28th November 2023
H.E. The Deputy Governor Njoroge Muchiri accompanied by County Executive for Inclusivity, Public Participation and Customer Service Dr. Anastasia Nyalita attended the 20th Anniversary of the President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR), an event that was presided over by The President of the Republic of Kenya H.E William Ruto. The event was organized by the Embassy of United States of America.
PEPFAR is the U.S. Government initiative to help save the lives of those suffering from HIV/AIDS around the world. Since 2003, the US government has invested at least 8 billion dollars in Kenya.
Giving His remarks the Deputy Governor said “President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR) is a global initiative that has been a beacon of hope and progress in the fight against HIV/AIDS – Nairobi County has experienced the work this initiative is doing within the county. PEPFAR is commitment to combating the HIV/AIDS pandemic on a global scale. Through strategic partnerships, sustained funding, and a comprehensive approach to prevention, treatment, and care, PEPFAR has made significant strides in saving lives and preventing new infections and we can testify this as the Nairobi County.
“This initiative has reached across borders, bringing together nations, organizations, and communities in a united front against HIV/AIDS. In Nairobi PEPFAR’s impact extends beyond medical intervention, fostering economic stability, empowering women, and strengthening healthcare systems” said the Deputy Governor.
The Deputy Governor said that We have seen the significant work that PEPFAR has so far done across Nairobi and the Country as a whole. This year, working closely with many partners, PEPFAR has saved millions of lives by putting critical interventions in place, these interventions show that we are headed towards achieving our mission towards proper management and eradicating this vice. As we reflect on the progress made, let us also acknowledge the challenges that remain. PEPFAR reminds us that our commitment to this cause must not waver. By continuing to support research, education, and access to treatment, we can envision a future where the HIV/AIDS pandemic is no longer a threat.”
“In conclusion, PEPFAR should not just an acronym that we take for granted; it is a testament to the power of global cooperation and compassion. Let us renew our dedication to this vital mission, ensuring that together, we can create a world free from the grip of HIV/AIDS. Said The Deputy Governor.