Discussion Paper 047, IPAR - Funding the- Fight Against HIV/AIDS: Budgetary Analysis of Kenya's HIV/AIDS Activity Prioritization and Financing

Citation:
and Njeru UKEMHN. "Discussion Paper 047, IPAR - Funding the- Fight Against HIV/AIDS: Budgetary Analysis of Kenya's HIV/AIDS Activity Prioritization and Financing."; 2004.

Abstract:

The Abuja Declaration, adopted at the Africa Union special summit on AIDS in
2001, called upon African governments to allocate 15% of their national budgets to
health spending, with more emphasis on HIV/AIDS programmes. This commitment
echoes the United Nations General Assembly Special Session on illVIAIDS
(UNGASS), which calls for an increase in spending on HIVIAIDS programmes to
US$ 7-10 billion by 2005. The declaration of commitment by the Africa Union calls
for minimum spending that provides coverage of essential prevention, care, and
mitigation services in an effort to reduce the spread of the epidemic. In Kenya,
despite the government's commitment to fight the pandemic, very little information
is available on the actual expenditures on HIV/AIDS activities. The objective
of this study was to track HIV/AIDS expenditure and analyse the budget from an
HIV/AIDS perspective. Understanding how the financial and other national resources
are used towards realization of the national objectives as outlined in the
HIV/AIDS related strategic goals in each country, will help the planners to choose
pertinent, useful and attainable interventions.

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