Boma Safi Limited, Kitui Industries Limited, Pfoofy Power & Light Limited, SCODE Limited and Sollatek Electronics Kenya Limited are the Kenya winners of the Power Africa Off-Grid Energy Challenge sponsored by General Electric (GE), United States Africa Development Foundation (USADF) and United States Agency for International Development (USAID).
U.S. Deputy Chief of Mission for Kenya Isiah Parnell visited a community using a public prepaid water meter in the informal settlement of Mzee Makuti.
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.
July 11, Nairobi, Kenya – U.S. Agency for International Development Mission Director Karen Freeman joined Ms. Lucy Ikonya, Trade Affairs Manager of the Kenya Bureau of Standards (KEBS), to launch an electronic notification system called “Notify Kenya TBT.” It will allow KEBS to more efficiently inform private and public sector stakeholders of notifications on technical regulations and standards that the World Trade Organization (WTO) member countries propose to introduce. Kenya is a WTO member country.
July 16, Machakos County, Kenya – U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) Mission Director Karen Freeman joined the First Lady of Kenya, Margaret Kenyatta and Cabinet Secretary, Ministry of Health, James Macharia to launch the inclusion of the rotavirus vaccine into the Kenya Expanded Program on Immunization.
Nairobi, July 15, 2014—United States Agency for International Development (USAID) Mission Director, Karen Freeman, joined Stephen Wainaina, Economic Secretary, Ministry of Devolution and Planning, and Dr. Josephine Kibaru, Director General of the National Council for Population and Development, to announce a new evidence-based tool, known as DemDiv, that informs policymakers of the potential benefits of the demographic dividend and the investments required to achieve those benefits.
Nairobi, July 10, 2014 – Chargé d’Affaires of the U.S. Mission in Kenya, Isiah Parnell, joined the Environment Secretary for the Ministry of Environment, Water and Natural Resources, Dr. Alice Akinyi Kaudia, to jointly launch a new Environment and Natural Resource Management (ENRM) office for the U.S. Agency for International Development’s (USAID) mission in Kenya. The new office will support the Government of Kenya’s goals, with a focus on climate change, water tower restoration, wildlife management and anti-trafficking, and low carbon resilient development.
Pathfinder International has been a key USAID partner since 1968, and currently implements the AIDS, Population, and Health Integrated Assistance activity, known as APHIAplus Nairobi-Coast, in Nairobi, Mombasa, Kwale, Kilifi, Taita Taveta, and Lamu counties. Through this activity, Pathfinder has improved the health of Kenyans through an integrated package of family planning, reproductive health, maternal and child health, HIV/AIDS and TB services.
Lodwar, June 19 -- The U.S. Ambassador to Kenya Robert F. Godec visited members of the Turkana Widows Advancement Program at a greenhouse that they operate in Lodwar Town. The greenhouse is one of several livelihood activities that enable the community members to care for themselves and the orphans and vulnerable children for whom they are caregivers. USAID funded the members to be trained on how to grow nutritious produce for consumption and sale, and the Ministry of Agriculture provided the greenhouse. USAID supplied the water tank to irrigate the greenhouse crops.
Last updated: November 07, 2016