U.S.- Kenya: An Expanding Partnership. Read the USAID Kenya 2014 Annual Report
Improve quality health care through maternal and child health. USAID is contributing significantly to Kenya’s goal to reduce its child mortality and maternal mortality rates.
USAID’s basic education initiatives are ensuring children age 6 and older can read – a vital foundation to prepare them to be economically and socially responsible citizens.
The Agri-Nutrition Manual and Toolkit developed through an innovative partnership between USAID and the Government of Kenya enabled more than 98,218 households receive nutrition information. Families are now able to choose and prepare nutritious foods.
USAID programs facilitated $14.6 million of crop sales at the farm level, laying a foundation for long-term economic growth through trade and agriculture.
USAID helps civil-society organizations educate communities and effectively advocate for their development priorities. In 2014, more than 2.3 million Kenyans increased their knowledge of devolution through civic education.
This summer, President Barack Obama will visit Kenya for the first time during his presidency. As the first sitting U.S. President to visit Kenya, President Obama’s trip underscores the U.S. government's efforts to work with the countries and citizens of sub-Saharan Africa to accelerate economic growth, strengthen democratic institutions, and improve security.
Presidents Kenyatta and Obama will co-lead the Sixth Global Entrepreneurship Summit in Nairobi on July 25-26. Entrepreneurism is essential to a nation's ability to prosper in an ever-changing and increasingly competitive global marketplace. The summit will bring together some of the world’s leading business innovators to share experiences, make new connections and brainstorm ways to invest in the next big idea.
The friendship between the Republic of Kenya and the United States dates back to the dawn of Kenyan independence. As an important developing country partner in east Africa, Kenya is a significant recipient of U.S. foreign assistance. Over the past fifty years, USAID has worked closely with the Kenyan government, the private-sector, and civil society to:
- Advance access to education
- Improve quality health care through nutrition, family planning, and maternal and child health, malaria, tuberculosis, HIV/AIDS and strengthening health systems programs
- Lay a foundation for long-term economic growth through trade, agriculture, and infrastructure programs
- Make devolution work for the benefit of all Kenyans through democracy, governance and conflict programs
Last updated: July 23, 2015