United States Donates more than $2.7 billion to Kenya to Fight HIV/AIDS

Bloomberg News (12/16, McGregor) reported, "The US plans to provide Kenya with more than $2.7 billion between 2009 and 2013 to fight AIDS in the East Africal nation."  The "funding commitment is more than double the $1.3 billion the US gave Kenya in the previous five years," according to US Ambassador Michael Ranneberger.  "As part of today's accord, Kenyan Finance Minister Uhuru Kenyatta pledged to increase spending on anti-retroviral drugs and laboratory work on AIDS by 10 percent a year."  Notably, "Kenya is the single largest beneficiary of funding from the US President's Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief program."