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May 7, 2021

USAID’s HealthIT helps make quality data available for better health care by providing technical support to the Government of Kenya on health information systems and digital health. In collaboration with other implementing partners and universities, HealthIT has supported both national ministries and counties with the development, enhancement, and evolution of critical information systems.

May 7, 2021

In Kenya, HIV is characterized as a generalized epidemic with pockets of concentration among key populations (KPs) considered more at risk of infection and transmission.  They include men who have sex with men (MSM), sex workers, transgender individuals, and people who inject drugs.  Meeting Targets and Maintaining Epidemic Control (EpiC), a global project funded by the U.S. President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief, is dedicated to achieving and maintaining HIV epidemic control.

May 4, 2021

While Kenya scores 81 out of 100 on the Women, Business and the Law 2020 index and ranks 109 out of the 153 countries in the Global Gender Gap Report 2020 with 0.671, significant inequalities between men and women in education attainment, health outcomes, representation in parliament, and participation in the labor market remain. Over the past decade, legislative and policy reform has established a basis for gender equality across all sectors. 

May 4, 2021

With a gross domestic profit (GDP) of $95 billion, Kenya recently attained lower-middle income status. It has successfully established a diverse and dynamic economy. Kenya serves as the point of entry to the East African market of 300 million people. However, this economic growth has not been inclusive, and as a result, many Kenyans continue to live in poverty.

May 3, 2021

It is estimated that there are over 1.5 million people living with HIV/AIDS in Kenya, of whom 124,913 are children and adolescents living with HIV and 628,079 are children orphaned by AIDS.  USAID works through the U.S. President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR) to combat the HIV/AIDS epidemic in close partnership with the Government of Kenya. 


Last updated: May 07, 2021

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