Earlier today in London, Nairobi Governor Mike Sonko attended the AIDS-Free global conference where he was able to secure donor funding amounting to Sh500m to help in the fight against HIV and AIDS.
The funds from the Elton John Foundation will provide HIV self-testing kits to help fight the scourge.
During the global forum, Nairobi City County Government joined two other cities, London and Atlanta, to sign a commitment to accelerate the Paris declaration aimed at stopping new HIV and AIDS infections by 2030.
Earlier today, representatives from six key cities met during this forum with one goal in mind — to fight a disease that has claimed millions of lives.
This platform brought together politicians and medical experts from across the world to develop plans on tackling HIV together to create an Aids-free future.
Nairobi being the capital city of Kenya and the seat of national government under the leadership of President Uhuru Kenyatta; Sonko’s representation was well thought of in this forum.
Part of the discussions during this forum included the focus on the UN’s “90-90-90” targets, which aim to inform at least 90 per cent of people with HIV of their status, get 90 per cent of them on treatment and 90 per cent virally suppressed.
In his speech, Sonko said that Kenya is looking forward to highlighting the urgent need for greater collaboration and purpose moving forward across our six spotlighted cities – London, Atlanta, Nairobi, Maputo, Delhi and Kiev.
“Only by working together as a global community can we hope to end AIDS and save thousands of lives across the world.” he concluded