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.
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
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.
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.
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.
Last updated: April 15, 2014