Advocates Push For Integration of HIV/TB Funding, Programming In Kenya

This post in the Center for Global Health Policy’s “Science Speaks” blog reports on a presentation at the Union World Conference on Lung Health in France on Saturday by Evelyne Kibuchi, a senior tuberculosis (TB) advocacy officer at the Kenya AIDS NGOs Consortium (KANCO), writing, “HIV stakeholders have been slow to embrace and adopt TB interventions, Kibuchi said, and resources for co-infection activities are modest. Other challenges include the low profile of TB in Kenya despite its high disease burden and the slow flow of funding, especially from the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria. KANCO supports TB/HIV integration by working to educate and sensitize both HIV and TB stakeholders to the issues related to TB/HIV co-infection” (Lubinski, 10/31).