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May 4, 2021

While Kenya scores 81 out of 100 on the Women, Business and the Law 2020 index and ranks 109 out of the 153 countries in the Global Gender Gap Report 2020 with 0.671, significant inequalities between men and women in education attainment, health outcomes, representation in parliament, and participation in the labor market remain. Over the past decade, legislative and policy reform has established a basis for gender equality across all sectors. 

May 3, 2021

It is estimated that there are over 1.5 million people living with HIV/AIDS in Kenya, of whom 124,913 are children and adolescents living with HIV and 628,079 are children orphaned by AIDS.  USAID works through the U.S. President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR) to combat the HIV/AIDS epidemic in close partnership with the Government of Kenya. 

May 3, 2021

The USAID People to People Program supports peaceful coexistence between different ethnic groups in Northern Kenya by promoting a culture of peace and non-violent conflict resolution among communities.  The activity is implemented by Northern Rangeland Trust (NRT) and focuses on communities in the northern region.  The program engages community conservancies as the key drivers to support the Government of Kenya’s (GoK) peacebuilding efforts.  The People-to-People program brings different ethnicities, religions, and political allegiances together to trusted, safe spaces for dialogue.  Throug

May 3, 2021

USAID works with the Government of Kenya to support comprehensive prevention activities informed by rigorous analysis of Kenya’s HIV/AIDS epidemic.  This includes effective case finding through testing to identify people and groups at highest risk of HIV acquisition and to link HIV-positive clients to antiretroviral therapy services.  Those who test negative are provided evidence-based, efficient prevention services.  The United States, through the generosity of the American people, has donated HIV medicines and medical supplies to Kenyans for decades, including the commodities needed for H

April 30, 2021

USAID commits around $250 million annually to strengthen Kenya’s health sector.  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.  USAID supports the Kenyan health sector with high-impact, evidence-based interventions.  Due to the devolution of health sector management and service delivery to 47 counties, our interventions focus on the county level, with targeted support at the national level.


Last updated: July 12, 2021

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