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Wednesday, May 19, 2021

Good Morning and Hamjambo Mabibi na Mabwana. 

It is an honor to be here today with all of you who have contributed to making the Afya Elimu Fund a success.  When we look at the messages around us – “Empowering Dreams” and “Education for a healthy, wealthy nation” – the impact of this fund goes beyond helping individual students. Rather is it a transformational effort that positively impacts students, youth, the health sector, communities, and the economy. 

USAID has partnered with the Government of Kenya for over 50 years in support of its development agenda in various sectors, including health.  As part of its 60 billion Shillings in annual support for Kenya’s health sector, the United States has helped train thousands of health care workers to create the robust workforce that is needed to respond to Kenya’s critical health care needs.  In 2013, USAID helped launch the Afya Elimu Fund to cover tuition costs for students who otherwise would not have been able to afford medical college.  


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