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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. 

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.

September 12, 2013

Kenya has made incredible progress in reducing child deaths, with a 30 percent decline in child and infant mortality recorded between the last two Demographic and Health Surveys conducted in 2003 and 2008. Improvements in antenatal care, vaccinations, and malaria control have helped to drive these trends. At the same time, mothers and babies still face high risks during and around childbirth. The leading killers of children (pneumonia, diarrhea, AIDS, and malaria) are preventable and treatable, but the needed interventions often do not reach the poorest and most vulnerable.

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 encourages growth by improving market access and increasing the availability and affordability of inputs and services. It strengthens the links between pastoralists and the buyers of livestock and livestock products. It helps herders increase livestock productivity through improved breeds and expands the adoption of existing and new livestock services.

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Last updated: August 07, 2014

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