27 October 2008

Aids, TB And Malaria War Suffers Blow

The sale of inappropriate malaria drugs, poor performance and low absorption of previous funds have denied the country substantial finances from the Global Fund for HIV/Aids, tuberculosis and malaria.

For several years, Kenya has been under pressure from the World Health Organisation (WHO) to halt the sale of artemisinin monotherapies, drugs that are deemed inappropriate for the treatment of malaria.