Busia Governor Sospeter Ojaamong has thanked PATH Kenya over HIV/Aids programs it is undertaking in the County since 2011.
Speaking when he met PATH Kenya team led by County Director Anthony Okoth in his office on Thursday, the Governor said Non Governmental Organizations continue to play a key role in the socio-economic development of the County.
” My Government will convene a meeting of all our partners so that we chat the way forward on how we can partner in various fields,” he said.
He thanked the County Director for the support the NGO gave to his Government during the Doctors strike by availing their doctors to treat patients.
Okoth said Busia was their key stakeholder, adding that they were in the Border County to review some of the work they did together with the county teams.
” Through APHIA -PLUS we are helping identify HIV patients, diagnose and put them on treatment. Currently we have 780 patients in Busia who are on treatment and we have done over 253,000 patients in terms of HIV testing.
We work closely with the county government to identify people who are HIV positive. We put them on treatment and then work with county teams to ensure they are well managed,” he said.