Ministry of Health admits to a shortage of HIV commodities in the the country

The The Ministry of Health has admitted to a shortage of HIV commodities in the country. In a statement, Health CS Mutahi Kagwe Wednesday clarified that although the supply of antiretroviral drugs and HIV testing kits had dwindled, the country had not run out of the essentials as claimed.Kagwe said the ministry is working   to ensure a stable supply of all HIV commodities in the country by end of January 2022 including exploring alternative viral load and early infant testing platforms. He explained a temporary global disruption in the commodity supply chain had affected the seamless distribution of ARVs and early infant diagnosis reagents. As a result, those living with HIV have been receiving less than the 3-months’ supply of medications that they were initially receiving. CS Kagwe was speaking in a ministerial leadership meeting with representatives of People Living with HIV to explore ways of resolving the stock out challenge being experienced in the country. has admitted to a shortage of HIV commodities in the country.

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In a statement dated 10th November 2021, Health CS Mutahi Kagwe clarified that although the supply of antiretroviral drugs and HIV testing kits had dwindled, the country had not run out of the essentials as claimed. Kagwe said the ministry is working   to ensure a stable supply of all HIV commodities in the country by end of January 2022 including exploring alternative viral load and early infant testing platforms.

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He explained a temporary global disruption in the commodity supply chain had affected the seamless distribution of ARVs and early infant diagnosis reagents. As a result, those living with HIV have been receiving less than the 3-months’ supply of medications that they were initially receiving. CS Kagwe was speaking in a ministerial leadership meeting with representatives of People Living with HIV to explore ways of resolving the stock out challenge being experienced in the country.

  

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