The minister for medical services,vide legal notice No. 191 of 2010 dated the 18th November, 2010has purported to levy a two percent freight on board value on all drugs imported into the country,this is in addition to the usual import declaration Fee (IDE) of 2.75% that is levied on such drugs.
Section 24: Aids Law project tried to mobilize different partners to strategize on areas of advocacy i.e. NEPHAK, IPPF (support in international advocacy). The date given for the budgetary fund to be released for the HIV tribunal is the 31st of January. Tess is to find out when the operationalization of the tribunal will be from National Aids control council (NACC).
Taxation (2%) on Anti ARV’s and essential drugs: ALP wants it to stay from operating. An organization has gone to court to seek an injunction Continue reading
National Hospital Insurance Fund (NHIF) recently announced that they will be increasing the rates of the contributions by about 500 % – 600% along with establishing outpatient coverage. The Central Organization of Trade Unions (COTU) sought to have NHIF restrained from enforcing the new contributions.
Over the past couple of years there has been a tremendous improvement in the fight against HIV and aids of importance concern is the anti retro viral drugs that have helped prolong the lives and dramatically improve peoples health taking them from near death back to health, family and employment. Across the developing world more than five million people receive anti retro viral drugs which represent important progress. Continue reading
After fifty days and nights in an overcrowded jail cell, the two TB patients have appeared in court, and were granted release. These men were imprisoned unjustly and illegally, and their liberation was called for by a wide coalition of civil society organizations in Kenya and internationally. Now, we must take steps to assure this never happens again. Continue reading