The health status of East African residents is among the poorest in the world. High rates of infectious diseases and maternal and child mortality challenge national health systems that remain underfunded and overburdened.
Nonetheless, the past decade has seen considerable progress throughout the region, with particular gains in HIV/AIDS prevention and treatment as well as child survival rates. USAID contributes significantly to these important achievements.
USAID/East Africa adheres to the principles of the U.S. Global Health Initiative (GHI) by:
Last updated: September 26, 2013