Nairobi Metropolitan Services (NMS) Health Directorate will be awarded tomorrow (October 21st) by the Fast Track Cities Institute jointly with The Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS) for exemplary performance in HIV/AIDS care especially in the areas of providing access to testing, enrolling those tested on treatment and ensuring full vital suppression for those on treatment.
Dr. José M. Zuniga the President of Fast-Track Cities says that since joining the network in 2014, Nairobi City-County, in partnership with local, national, and international stakeholders, has made steady progress towards the aim of ending its HIV epidemic by 2030.
“Through its “Nairobi City-County HIV & AIDS Strategic Plan,” and innovative programming, Nairobi City-County has been successfully closing the gaps between HIV diagnoses and treatment initiation with antiretroviral therapy, as well as creating enabling environments for viral suppression. Equally impressive are efforts advanced in partnership with civil society to reach vulnerable population, through programming that attempts to address persistent HIV and intersectional stigma.” Dr. Jose said.
The award is the first of its kind to an African City with Nairobi taking lead.
Dr. Ouma Oluga, Director, Health Services, NMS will be presented with the ‘Circle of Excellence Award’ for Nairobi by the network’s President Dr. Jose before addressing the world in a ceremony that will take place in Lisbon, Portugal.
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