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July 22, 2014

The U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) HIV/AIDS Team Leader for Kenya, René Berger, will represent the U.S. Government at the launch of the Kenya Health Sector Referral Strategy.

When:  Wednesday, July 23

Time: 7:30 a.m. – 9:30 a.m.

Where: Hilton Hotel, Nairobi

Background:  A strengthened health referral system is critical to improving efficiency in the health system and improving patient outcomes.  This is one of the priority investment areas outlined in the second Medium Term Plan of Kenya’s Vision 2030.
The new referral strategy will improve access to the Kenya Essential Package for Health services, especially for rural and poor populations. The strategy will also strengthen communication within health facilities, between facilities, and between communities and facilities; and build the capacity of health providers to identify clients who will be better served in other facilities. 

The Yes youth can Coast region is a USAID youth program initiative that focuses on empowering youth to participate effectively in political leadership and governance, build their entrepreneurial skills to engage in livelihood activities and enhance young people’s socio-economic base. 

Yes Youth Can Central is a youth empowerment program that is being implemented in Kiambu, Kirinyaga, Nyeri and Muranga counties as part of a national effort to avoid a repeat of the devastating violence that followed the 2007 elections in Kenya. Mobilized by angry politicians, youth were both the perpetrators and the victims of widespread violence that undermined the nation-state and peaceful ethnic co-existence.

The Program for Biosafety Systems is a partnership between USAID and the Government of Kenya, managed by the International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI), to support the development and use of biosafety systems to enhance agricultural innovation in Kenya. The program addresses biosafety through research, capacity development, and outreach and works with stakeholders to develop and implement biosafety systems that ultimately expand producer choice, inspire consumer confidence, facilitate trade, and promote agricultural research and development.

Healthy Outcomes through Prevention Education uses peer education and community-based interventions to educate young people about HIV/AIDS and encourage healthy behavior. The activity coordinates with the Ministry of Education to promote and strengthen the Ministry’s Sector Policy on HIV/AIDS and build the capacity of the County Education Offices to implement the policy nationwide.

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Last updated: August 07, 2014

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