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April 24, 2014

The U.S. Embassy informs the media that Dr. Padma Shetty, Deputy Director of the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) Kenya Office of Population and Health, will represent the U.S. Government at Kenya’s World Malaria Day event in Kisumu.

When:   Friday, April 25 9:00 am – 2:30 pm Speeches to begin at noon

Where:   Obambo Primary School, Kisumu County

Background:  The U.S. Government supports malaria control efforts in Kenya through the President’s Malaria Initiative (PMI). The U.S. Government’s malaria program continues to be a “game changer” in the global fight against malaria. Mortality rates among Kenyan children under the age of five, from any cause, have declined by 36% from 115 per 1,000 to 74 per 1,000 over the period 2003 to 2009.  The U.S. Government also supports Kenya to strengthen its own capacity to fight malaria.

Since 2008, the PMI has invested more than Ksh 14.7 billion to scale-up malaria prevention and treatment measures across Kenya.  In FY 2013, the President’s Malaria Initiative:

September 12, 2013

USAID invests in population and health programs to improve the survival, well-being and productivity of the Kenyan population—especially for poor, marginalized and underserved communities.  USAID partners with the Government of Kenya at the national and county levels to reduce the burden of major infectious diseases such as HIV/AIDS, malaria and tuberculosis, and address the main causes of maternal and child deaths.

September 9, 2013

Resilience and Economic Growth in Arid Lands – Accelerated Growth aims to increase economic resilience among pastoral communities in Kenya’s arid counties by strengthening the livestock value chain. The activity will foster more sustainable management of natural resources, address issues related to governance of grazing land, water and other natural resources help mitigate conflicts, and allow for diversification of the livelihoods of pastoralists. Interventions will target actors at all levels of the value chain—from livestock keepers to middlemen, traders, transporters and buyers— in order to improve incomes and stimulate growth.

September 9, 2013

What is Kenya Primary Math and Reading Initiative?

August 27, 2013

The project will promote value chain growth and diversification, increase the productivity and incomes of smallholder farmers and other actors along the value chain working in the dairy, maize and other staples and horticulture sectors. The project will work with more than 30 Kenyan government and private sector organizations.

August 27, 2013

The Kenya Horticulture Competitiveness Project, part of the U.S. Government’s “Feed the Future” initiative, is improving food security and nutrition and raising incomes for over 200,000 smallholder farmers. The project is helping farmers to grow more and better quality fruits, vegetables, and flowers, with a special focus on strengthening the value chains related to eight crops: Sweet potato, Irish potato, passion fruit, mango, banana, tomato, cabbage, peas and beans.


Last updated: April 24, 2014

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