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April 10, 2019

A strong, well-functioning and sustainable health system – capable of efficiently delivering and managing health care services – is vital to improving the health status of Kenyans.  Health systems in Kenya are constrained by insufficient financial resources, a shortage and poor distribution of healthcare workers, weaknesses in legislation and information systems and a lack of management and other technical expertise.  Accessing quality health services is especially difficult for women and youth.

April 10, 2019

In the quest to eliminate parallel supply chain systems for HIV commodities, KEMSA was awarded a five year contract, effective October 1, 2015. The KEMSA Medical Commodities Program (MCP) is a cost-plus-award fee completion type contract for procuring warehousing and distributing USG funded health commodities.

April 10, 2019

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. Key populations describe men who have sex with men (MSM), sex workers, transgender individuals and people who inject drugs. Despite constituting less than one percent of the population, KPs are disproportionately affected by HIV and contribute up to one third of all new HIV infections. Key populations have decreased access to healthcare due to stigmatization and criminalization of their behavior.

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.
April 5, 2019

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.

March 25, 2019
The Academic Model Providing Access to Healthcare (AMPATH) represents a collaborative construct between Moi Teaching and Referral Hospital, Moi University College of Health Sciences and North American Academic Health Centre’s led by Indiana University. AMPATH’s main mission is to unite with the MOH and the County governments to assist in bringing up comprehensive models of care responsive to the needs of the population it supports.

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