16 December 2008

"A Question of Life or Death: Treatment Access for Children Living with HIV in Kenya"

More than 40,000 children in Kenya are likely to die in the next two years if they do not receive anti-retroviral treatment, a report released on Tuesday has warned.  Human Rights Watch’s 100-page report “A Question of Life or Death: Treatment Access for Children Living with HIV in Kenya” documents how the Government’s HIV treatment programme has failed to get life-saving drugs to the majority of children who need them.   Ms Juliane Kippenberg, a senior researcher on Africa in the Children’s Rights Division of Human Rights Watch, regretted that the Government focuses on getting treatment to adults and has neglected children living with HIV.

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