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April 10, 2019

With adult (15-49 years) HIV prevalence estimated at about 4.9% in 2017 and approximately 1.5 million people living with HIV, Kenya has made good progress in addressing the epidemic through focused interventions. However, to sustain the progression of the national response, there is a need for interventions that can effectively address the varied nature of the epidemic across different counties while remaining focused on meeting national targets.

April 10, 2019

Malaria is a major public health problem in Kenya. Due to altitude, rainfall patterns and temperature, about 70 percent of the Kenyan population is at risk for malaria.  The disease accounts for about 18 percent of outpatient consultations and 6 percent of hospital admissions.

April 10, 2019

USAID, through the U.S. President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR), supports orphans and vulnerable children in Kenya to mitigate the impact of HIV/AIDS. Interventions emphasize family- centered, socio-economic services that meet children’s most critical needs by involving the public and private sectors in implementing creative and sustainable interventions.

April 10, 2019

In Kenya, it is estimated that there are over 1.5 million people living with HIV/AIDS and 1.1 million children who are orphans due to AIDS. At a national level, approximately six percent of the population is infected with HIV, but the epidemic has impacted certain counties and key populations much more seriously.

April 10, 2019

Kenya has made great strides in reducing child deaths, with a nearly 30 percent decline in child and infant mortality between 2008 and 2014 according to national demographic and health surveys.  Newborns and young children have a better chance at reaching their full potential thanks to improvements in antenatal care, skilled birth attendance, malaria prevention and control, and increased immunization.

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Last updated: August 19, 2019

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