Kenya has missed out on crucial funding worth over $270 million (about Sh21 billion) that could cripple ongoing anti-malaria and HIV programmes.
Late last year, Kenya's application for funding from the Global Fund on Aids, TB and malaria for $270 million was rejected on technicalities and the country's poor record with the organisation.
However, at the fund's board meeting in Ethiopia in December, the minister for Public Health and Sanitation, Mrs Beth Mugo, pleaded the country's case and was allowed to appeal for the two-year funding. It is this re-application that has been rejected.
"Our under-performance has been the main undoing," a senior officer with …