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Why the U.S. Suspended $21 Million in Health Aid to Kenya

Ambassador Robert Godec

Source: Newsweek

By Conor Gaffey

The U.S. Embassy in Kenya announced on Tuesday that it was suspending $21 million in aid that goes to the country’s health ministry.

The Embassy said that figure was a fraction of total U.S. health aid to the east African country, which it said exceeds $650 million and goes towards critical health issues, including treatment for HIV/AIDS patients. But it was a warning to Kenya’s government which has been criticized for failing to curb massive corruption that has allegedly hampered the country’s health infrastructure.

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