Create Profile

Creating your profile will enable you to submit photos and stories to get published on News24.

Please provide a username for your profile page:

This username must be unique, cannot be edited and will be used in the URL to your profile page across the entire 24.com network.

Facebook Sign-In

Hi News addict,

Join the News24 Community to be involved in breaking the news.

Log in with Facebook to comment and personalise news, weather and listings.


MyNews24 is a user-generated section of News24 Kenya. The stories here come from users.

Latest Badges:

Kenya defeating HIV/AIDS, Uhuru insists

30 October 2015, 17:25 Victor Tinto

Nairobi - President Uhuru Kenyatta has said that Kenya is winning the fight against HIV/AIDS and that he is confident that it will be put in check in the coming years.

He affirmed his committed to making Kenya the third country in Africa to control the HIV epidemic after Botswana and Namibia.

“Long-term options, including providing HIV treatment as part of national health insurance, setting up HIV and health funds that will leverage government financing and fostering strategic private public partnerships are urgently required,” President Kenyatta said.

He urged Africa’s development partners to bridge the financing gap in combating the HIV/Aids in order to foster more equal partnerships.

“Such global commitment with targets, investments and actions could well result in averting 28 million new infections and 21 million Aids related deaths by 2030,” President Kenyatta said.

He also underscored the need for a joint India-Africa cooperation framework on health commodity security, as part of an enhanced partnership in the war against HIV/Aids.

He said a framework focused on health commodity security would facilitate local manufacturing capacity and promote technology transfer for production of high quality medicines that would be accessible and affordable to those who require them.

“With the imminent changes for Indian manufacturers and an increasing number of African countries graduating to a middle income country status, such a framework needs to safeguard and extend the HIV related flexibilities under the trade and intellectual property rights,” President Kenyatta said.

President Kenyatta – who received accolades for spearheading the fight against Aids among the youth – said Kenya was adopting policies for incubation of local industries for commodities and pharmaceutical products.

“Kenya is taking the lead on pharmaceutical testing, utilizing its WHO prequalified laboratory, one of five in Africa,” he said.

It is estimated that around 1.6 million Kenyans live with HIV/AIDS.

For the latest on national news, politics, sport, entertainment and more follow us on Twitter and like our Facebook page!

- MyNews24

Disclaimer: All articles and letters published on MyNews24 have been independently written by members of News24's community. The views of users published on News24 are therefore their own and do not necessarily represent the views of News24. News24 editors also reserve the right to edit or delete any and all comments received.

Read more from our Users

Submitted by
William Korir
Machakos no longer a CORD zone, M...

Machakos is now a Jubilee Party zone and no longer CORD, Governor Alfred Mutua says. Read more...

Submitted by
William Korir
REVEALED: Why Kalonzo attacked Uh...

There was no holding back for CORD co principal Kalonzo Musyoka as he spoke his mind during Mashujaa Day celebrations in Machakos. But why? Read more...

Submitted by
William Korir
I will step down if I lose in 201...

President Uhuru Kenyatta says that he is ready to step down from office if he loses the 2017 General Elections. Read more...

Submitted by
George Vodongo
President renews calls for nation...

President Uhuru Kenyatta has called on Kenyans to instead focus on unity, cohesion and prosperity as the country approaches the campaigns period. Read more...

Submitted by
S Mbinya
What causes cellulite?

Cellulite usually affects the thighs, buttocks, waist and upper arms.  Read more...

Submitted by
Ben Wangui
IEBC selection panel settles on B...

The panel appointed by President Uhuru Kenyatta to recruit new IEBC commissioners has picked Bernadette Musundi as its chairperson. Read more...