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Sunday, November 1, 2020 - 9:30am

 

Today, the United States Government, through the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), is donating 14 new, modern ventilators to Mombasa, Kenya, to assist its fight against COVID-19. 

This is the latest handover of ventilators as part of the United States’ promised donation of 200 ventilators throughout Kenya. The 200 ventilators are all being given directly to hospitals in need of lifesaving equipment. Prior to receiving the ventilators, the United States provided training for medical personnel on how to properly use and store them. When complete, the donation will supply much needed aid to hospitals throughout the country to help Kenyans struggling with COVID-19. 

U.S. Ambassador to Kenya Kyle McCarter and visiting USAID Acting Administrator John Barsa announce the United States Government's donation of 200 brand-new, state-of-the-art ventilators to Kenya to assist its fight against COVID-19.
Monday, October 5, 2020 - 10:30am

The United States Government, through the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), is donating 200 brand-new, state-of-the-art ventilators to Kenya to assist its fight against COVID-19. The donation delivers on President Trump’s generous offer of these critically needed supplies and supports Kenya’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic.

A young kenyan woman entrepreneur in her shop.
Monday, October 5, 2020 - 10:00am

Today, U.S. Ambassador to Kenya Kyle McCarter and Acting Administrator of the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) John Barsa highlighted three recently announced activities under the White House-led Women’s Global Development and Prosperity (W-GDP) Initiative that partner with the private sector and invest in Kenyan women entrepreneurs and women-owned businesses.

Acting Administrator John Barsa makes the Local Works announcement during his visit to the Maasai Mara Game Reserve.
Monday, October 5, 2020 - 9:45am

On October 4, the United States through the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) announced a new Sh759 million ($7 million) 3-year Local Works program in the Mara landscape, Northern, and Coastal Kenya to support local communities recover from the loss of tourism and livelihoods due to adverse impacts of COVID-19. Local Works will engage local leaders and community members to design solutions that will attract and increase private sector investment, support economic empowerment of local communities, especially for women and youth, and enhance the capacity of community conservancies to access funding necessary for them to thrive and establish stable livelihoods .

Wednesday, July 1, 2020 - 2:15pm

The U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) announced $50 million to support Kenya’s response and recovery efforts to meet the immediate and longer-term challenges that COVID-19 is posing.

This hand hygiene demonstration was conducted during USAID’s MTaPS training for master trainers. The training focused on providing optimized care for infected patients as well as how to limit secondary infections among healthcare workers, other patients, and close contacts.
Wednesday, April 15, 2020 - 11:00am

The U.S. Government announced today that it will support the Government of Kenya’s efforts to mitigate the spread of COVID-19 through an additional $500,000 investment. The U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) will implement the response in collaboration with Kenya’s Ministry of Health and County Governments.  Today’s announcement brings total U.S. assistance for Kenya’s response to COVID-19 to $1 million.

File Photo: United States Agency for International Development (USAID) food assistance being unloaded at Mombasa port.
Monday, December 23, 2019 - 12:15am

The United States government, through the United States Agency for International Development (USAID)’s Office of Food for Peace (FFP) announces the arrival of 18,300 metric tons of food assistance at the Mombasa port.  The bulk shipment, which will be distributed through the World Food Program (WFP), arrived at port this week and is valued at approximately KES 340 million ($3.4 million).  The assistance is part of the larger U.S. government support to Kenya for food security relief and long-term resilience building among vulnerable Kenyans which in 2019 totaled almost KES 10.2 billion ($102 million).

(From left to right) Hon. Christophe Bazivamo, EAC Deputy Secretary General in charge of Productive and Social Sectors, Ms Aurelia Micko Director, Kenya & East Africa Environment Office at USAID and Mr Luther Anukur, IUCN Regional Director for Eastern and Southern Africa officially launch the new USAID supported initiative to protect East Africa’s natural resources.
Tuesday, October 29, 2019 - 9:15am

The U.S. Government through the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) is launching a new joint initiative with the East African Community (EAC) to protect the region’s natural resources.

USAID Deputy Administrator Bonnie Glick (in white shirt) commissions the Bula Mpya borehole in Isiolo County. This is the first of five scalable water innovations that the United States is supporting through Kenya Resilient Arid Lands Partnership for Integrated Development.
Friday, April 5, 2019 - 2:15am

Today, Kenya Resilient Arid Lands Partnership for Integrated Development (Kenya RAPID) launched Bula Mpya Water System that will serve 1,500 people in Isiolo. This program is supported by the United States government through USAID, in partnership with the Millennium Water Alliance, Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation, Coca-Cola Foundation’s Replenish Africa Initiative (RAIN), and County Government of Isiolo. The Bula Mpya Water System is part of the U.S. global water strategy which envisions a water-secure world, one in which people and nations have the water they need to be healthy, prosperous, and resilient. USAID Deputy Administrator Bonnie Glick presented remarks at the launch.

USAID Mission Director for Kenya and East Africa Mark Meassick (L) and the Trade and Industry Cabinet Secretary Peter Munya during the Generation Kenya graduation ceremony. USAID supports the initiative which trains youth to learn the skills they need for entry-level jobs.
Friday, March 15, 2019 - 12:30pm

Today, 4,000 Kenyan youth graduated from Generation Kenya with new skills to help them find and keep employment in high growth sectors and secure a prosperous future for themselves.  Generation Kenya is a public-private program, supported by the U.S. government through its development agency, USAID, and in collaboration with McKinsey & Company, Swedish International Development Agency (SIDA) and Safaricom Foundation.  USAID Mission Director Mark Meassick and Generation Kenya CEO Ramakrishnan Hariharan presided over the graduation ceremonies.

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Last updated: December 18, 2020

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