Global Fund grant portfolio growth to Kenya currently stands at US$895,647,494 with the country so far receiving disbursements worth US$697,304,446.
National Treasury Cabinet Secretary Mr. Henry Rotich said the funds disbursement was started in 2002 when the country received the first grants under civil society Principal Recipient.
“The grants agreements which were signed between the Government and the Global Fund will run for two years with the funds being utilized to fight against HIV/AIDS, Malaria and Tuberculosis pandemics”, said Mr. Rotich.

The Cabinet Secretary was speaking at the National Treasury after the signing ceremony of grants agreements amounting to Ksh33 billion.
“The National Treasury as Global Fund Principal Recipient signed agreements under New Funding Model worth US$206, 707,778 for a period of two years. HIV/AIDS will receive US$168,911,641, Tuberculosis US$41,454,354 and Malaria US$51,507,426”, he said.
On the principal recipients, the Cabinet Secretary said African Medical Research Foundation (AMREF) will receive US$21,899,471 under TB programme and US$8, 836,261 under Malaria programme, Red Cross US$38,522,849 under HIV/AIDSprogramme while Kenya AIDS NGOs Consortium (KANGO) will receive US$5,566,264 under regional HIV/AIDS programme initiative.
Mr. Rotich said the Global Fund supports about 50 per cent of malaria medicine in the country, adding that Kenya has also received millions of dollars for procurement of insecticides and treated mosquito nets among other health equipment in support of urban and rural health facilities.
On capacity building for health workers, he said the Government has received substantial support against the three diseases which threatens people’s livelihoods.
With the continued resource support from the Global Fund and other partners, he said, reduction of the three pandemics have been recorded in the country and this fosters the achievement of goal 6 under millennium development goals expected to end this year.
Other than the grants, Mr. Rotich said the Global Fund has come up with new innovative approach to health financing under debtor2health where some of the debtors could convert debts into health financing for the fight against the three killer diseases.
In 2015/16 financial year, he said the Government has set aside Ksh2.6 billion to help bridge the financing gap noted in the fight against HIV/AIDS, Malaria and Tuberculosis.  Present during the grants signing ceremony were Health Cabinet Secretary Mr. James Macharia, his Principal Secretary Dr. Khadija Kassachoon who is the chairperson of Kenya Country Coordinating Mechanism, USA Ambassador to Kenya Mr. Robert Godec, Japan Ambassador to Kenya Mr. Tatsushi Terada, Mr. Mark Edington, Head of Grant Management Division, the Global Fund.
Other partners present were the Red Cross Society Governor Dr. Mohamud Said, Dr. GithinjiGitahi, Chief Executive Officer, Amref Health Africa, and Mr. Allan Ragi, Executive Director Kenya Aids NGO Consortium.
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