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United Nations agency urges investments
for Kenya to achieve global targets on HIV

NAIROBI (Xinhua) -- The UN labor agency on Monday urged Kenya’s private sector to increase their investments to enable the country reach global targets on HIV.

Hellen Magutu Amakobe, National Program Coordinator of HIV and AIDS of Focal Point Social Protection at the International Labor Organization (ILO), told Xinhua in Nairobi that Kenya has made tremendous progress in reducing the rate of new HIV infections.

“There is still complacency amongst the private sector which we want reversed through new investments so that there is a more robust response to HIV in order for Kenya to achieve global HIV target of no new infections by 2030,” Amakobe said during the launch of the truck driver wellness initiative.

The initiative is a partnership between Swedish Workplace HIV/AIDS Program, Kenya HIV/AIDS Business Council and the National Transport and Safety Authority.

Amakobe said the private sector has to compliment the government efforts in order to ensure that Kenya becomes free of HIV.

In Kenya, the ILO has partnered with labor union, employers and government in a bid to promote decent work through health wellness.

She noted that ILO is keen to accelerate the end of the HIV epidemic due to the devastating social-economic effects of the disease.

She added that while the rate of new infections has generally gone down, the rate of reduction is not occurring fast enough.

The ILO official said that long distance truck drivers are vulnerable to HIV infections due to the nature of work.

“Together with our partners we have put in place mitigation strategies to ensure drivers are prevented from HIV infections while those who are HIV positive have access to treatment,” she said.

             

 

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