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October 6, 2014

U.S. Deputy Chief of Mission for Kenya Isiah Parnell visited a community using a public prepaid water meter in the informal settlement of Mzee Makuti. 

September 19, 2013

The Kenya Feed the Future Innovation Engine identifies and supports innovative, problem-solving strategies to improve food security, nutrition, and livelihoods. Selected innovations are “incubated” in their early stages before being put through a process of rigorous assessment and refinement with the goal of bringing them to scale for widespread impact.

September 12, 2013

The Asset-Based Financing for Smallholder Farmers Project will help 110,000 smallholder farmers in 13 counties (listed below) of Kenya double their farm income per planted acre. More than 70% of Kenyans depend on agriculture for their livelihood. The majority of these farmers are women smallholders, yet for a variety of reasons, they are not as productive as they could be.

September 12, 2013

Tremendous progress has been made in malaria control in recent years. Widespread distribution of insecticide-treated bed nets, coupled with household spraying have helped large parts of the country become free from malaria. Nevertheless, malaria remains a leading cause of illness and death among children under 5. The burden of malaria also exacts a steep economic toll, with about 170 million working days lost due to malaria illness each year.

September 12, 2013

In Kenya, it is estimated that there are 1.6 million people living with HIV/AIDS and 1.1 million children who are orphans due to AIDS. As a whole, more than six percent of the population is infected with HIV, but the epidemic has hit specific regions and vulnerable groups much more seriously.

September 12, 2013

A strong, well-functioning and sustainable health system – capable of efficiently delivering and managing health care services – is vital to improving the health status of Kenyans. Health systems in Kenya are constrained by insufficient financial resources, a shortage and poor distribution of healthcare workers, weaknesses in legislation and information systems and a lack of management and other technical expertise. Accessing quality health services is especially difficult for women and youth.

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Last updated: October 06, 2014

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