HIV/AIDS TO END IN NAIROBI BY 2030
NMS promises to put an end to HIV/AIDS by 2030 following the rise of residents living with HIV/AIDS.
Nairobi residents have no reason to worry no more after Nairobi Metropolitan Service(NMS) said it is working on having a Nairobi that is free of HIV infection, stigma and AIDS related deaths by 2030.
NMS boss Maj. General Badi photo courtesy
The announcement came amid the worrying rise of statistics that showed Nairobi to have the highest numbers of people with AIDS. Nairobi is estimated to have 167,446 residents living with the virus, 12,779 of them being children under 14 years.
Red ribbon and ARVs photo courtesy
The Health Service Director Ouma Oluga said the city has recorded a decrease in HIV prevalence rate from 24.6 percent in 1995 to 5.2 percent at the end of 2020. He said only 4,446 new infections have occurred in the city in 2020 which involves young people contributing only 1,475 of the new infections.
There is a constraint in health services accessing due to high level of poverty, stigma, rapid urbanization and discrimination.