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April 15, 2014

-As prepared-

Good morning!

Honorable Felix Koskei, Cabinet Secretary, Ministry of Agriculture, Livestock and Fisheries; Distinguished Guests, Ladies and Gentlemen. 

I am delighted to join you at today’s rollout of the Agri-Nutrition Resource Manual for Trainers. USAID is proud to have partnered with the Ministry of Agriculture, Livestock and Fisheries and the Ministry of Health to create a toolkit that helps rural Kenyans improve their nutrition and resiliency. Healthier people are better able to adapt to survive periods of drought or famine. For 50 years, the United States has partnered with the Government of Kenya to reach our joint development objectives. This is one more example of how we can work together to realize a better future.

The Agri-Nutrition Resource Manual and Toolkit is an important step toward teaching households and communities how to integrate nutrition more effectively into their everyday lives. Improved nutrition reduces lifestyle diseases and builds the resiliency of rural families, helping them endure times of drought or high food prices.

USAID Kenya Deputy Mission Director, Tina Dooley-Jones speaking behind a podium
August 1, 2013

On behalf of the USAID Kenya Mission Director, Karen Freeman, I extend my appreciation to you, Secretary Macharia, for the opportunity to mark the importance of World Breastfeeding Week.

A child receives an oral polio vaccination.
July 3, 2013

Your Excellency First Lady, Margaret Kenyatta
The Cabinet Secretary for Health Mr. James Macharia
Your Excellency, Governor Hassan Joho
Senator Ali Omar
Senator Harod Chepchumba
County Commissioners Nelson Marwa
Member of Parliament Nyali, Awiti Bollo
Other Members of parliament
Development partners, Ladies and Gentlemen

USAID Mission Director, Karen Freeman marks World AIDS Day at KEMSA. Photo by USAID/Linda Musiime
December 5, 2012

To mark the occassion of World AIDS Day 2012, USAID Kenya Mission Director, Karen Freeman, the Director of Medical Services, Dr. Francis Kimani and the KEMSA Chief Executive Officer, Mr. John Munyu signed an agreement that will provide direct funding to the Kenya Medical Supplies Agency (KEMSA) to buy, store and deliver up to $50 million of U.S. Government-funded medical equipment and supplies.

October 26, 2012

The National Youth Bunge Association (NYBA) launched two youth-led and youth-managed Savings and Credit Cooperative Organizations (SACCOs).  Joining the youth leaders were the Minister for Cooperative Development and Marketing, the Hon. Joseph W.N. Nyagah and Dr. Roger Steinkamp, Youth Advisor in the Education and Youth Office, U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), who issued registration certificates to the County Youth Bunge SACCO Cooperative Management Committees.

October 23, 2012

In response to the ongoing food crisis in East Africa, USAID has provided an in-kind donation of ready-to-use therapeutic food (RUTF) to the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) to treat more than 71,000 children with severe acute malnutrition in Kenya, Uganda, Sudan and Burundi. 

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