Unsafe or inadequate access to water, sanitation and hygiene has a profound effect on public health around the world. Diarrhea alone kills nearly 2 million people worldwide each year, of which 1.5 million are children.
The USAID Inuka Community-Based Orphans and Vulnerable Children Project works to improve the overall wellbeing of orphans and vulnerable children, and their households. The project partners with non-governmental, faith and community-based organizations and relevant Government of Kenya Ministries,including the Ministries of Labor, Social Security and Services, Health, Education, Agriculture, Livestock and Fisheries.
USAID/Kenya works in partnership with the Government of Kenya to improve learning outcomes in early-grade reading, provide pathways to education for bright but disadvantaged students, and empower youth with skills and opportunities to lead the way to a peaceful and prosperous Kenya.
With the adoption of the 2010 Constitution, Kenya set itself on a path towards devolution, introducing a new system of governance that includes 47 county governments with governors and legislatures
When President Obama took office, the world was in the midst of a food, fuel and financial crisis that brought millions of people to the brink of poverty. In 2007 and 2008, food prices hit all-time highs, putting basic staples such as rice and wheat beyond the reach of the world’s most vulnerable populations. President Obama acted to focus the world on food security and give millions of people a pathway out of hunger and extreme poverty.
Last updated: January 28, 2015