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Pharm Access Africa Limited was set up in 2001, to increase access to healthcare for the people of Africa. Access to healthcare remains a challenge across sub-Saharan Africa. In 2001, per capita spend on health care, in Kenya, for example this was close to US$29. Through various initiatives, this number has gradually risen. However, the general government expenditure on health as a percentage of total government, in Kenya, declined from 11.6 per cent in 2000 to 7.8 per cent in 2007. Statistics from the region do not present a different picture. In short access to health care remains a problem.

According to the World Bank Health expenditure per capita (current USD) in Kenya was reported at 1620 USD in 2018. Kenya launched an ambitious UHC program at the end of 2018 and is implementing a road map to guide stakeholders in health towards the achievement of universal health by 2022Total health expenditure is the sum of public and private health expenditures as a ratio of total population. It covers the provision of health services (preventive and curative), family planning activities, nutrition activities, and emergency aid designated for health but does not include provision of water and sanitation.

UNAIDS statistics 2019

  • Globally 37.9 million people living with HIV
  • 20.6 million (61%) of those infected living in Eastern and Southern Africa
  • 23.3 million accessing anti retroviral therapy (ART)
  • 1.7 million people became newly infected with HIV
  • 770,000 people died from AIDS related illnesses.