Posts Categorized: Kenya

Kenya society unites to take on Big Pharma

The pharmaceutical industry has been in the spotlight for some time for its inability to provide reasonably priced medicine to those most in need, particularly in developing and least-developed countries. Making matters worse is a complex web of governmental and trade regulations that make progress painfully slow when lives are lost daily because patients cannot…

Dancers get their groove on to fight HIV

Whether for ceremony or enjoyment, dance is one of the purest forms of self-expression and communication—so it’s no surprise that a recent dance initiative successfully reached Kenya’s youth with a message about HIV—its most vulnerable demographic. Twenty-eight groups from the largest informal settlements in Nairobi came together in July for the first-ever “Dunda Yangu Base…

The Lancet Book Review: “Anyone Can Absolutely Change The World”

The Lancet, one of the oldest and best known medical journals in the world, recently published in its June issue a book review (PDF) of Righteous Rebels, the story of AHF’s bold history of activism.  Written by award-winning journalist Patrick Range McDonald, Righteous Rebels chronicles AHF’s unlikely rise from a feisty grassroots organization during the 1980s AIDS crisis in Los Angeles…

AHF Tests 10 Million Clients

AHF has always been and remains an implementer organization. Where others dabble in theory and deliberation, AHF takes a practical approach, solving real-life problems by tackling challenges on the ground. A few days ago we tested for HIV our 10-millionth client, since the Rapid Testing Program (RTP) took on its present structure in 2010. Mary…

New AHF Clinics Open in Zambia & Kenya

AIDS Healthcare Foundation cut ribbons on two new state-of-the-art HIV treatment clinics in Africa this week, with free healthcare centers built from the ground up in the capital cities of Lusaka, Zambia and Nairobi, Kenya AIDS Healthcare Foundation (AHF) proudly opened two new clinics in Africa in the second week of May, both of which…