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Friday, January 21, 2022 - 2:30pm

Peste des petits ruminants (PPR) is a highly infectious viral disease impacting sheep and goats. As part of a global effort to eradicate PPR by 2030, the U.S. Government through USAID has partnered with the Government of Kenya (GOK) to develop better strategies to identify and vaccinate herds at risk of getting the disease.

Between December 2021 and January 2022, the USAID - GOK vaccination efforts led to the vaccination of 750,00 sheep and goats in Turkana and Pokot Counties. 

Preventing PPR is critical to protect livelihoods for pastoralists. Direct economic losses due to PPR in Turkana County in 2010 were estimated at US $19 million mostly due to death of livestock who contracted the disease.  The vaccine provides protection for the life of the animal, thereby preventing thousands of livestock deaths and improving pastoral incomes and livelihoods. 

Friday, September 24, 2021 - 3:45am

The United States is making good on its commitment to ensure Kenyans are driving development.  The U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) is launching 13 new health programs in Kenya implemented by organizations that are Kenyan-owned, Kenyan-led, or Kenyan-managed.  More than 90 percent of USAID’s funding for HIV service delivery in Kenya, which comes from the U.S. President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR), is now going to local partners. 

Friday, July 7, 2017 - 8:15am

Today the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) East Africa Trade and Investment Hub (the Hub) signed a grant with Generation Program Kenya Limited, a local subsidiary of the McKinsey Social Initiative, to create 2,000 full-time jobs and provide over 100,000 hours in skills development for young people in the apparel industry.

Last updated: October 04, 2022

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