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April 30, 2021

Kenya has achieved many democratic milestones. Among them was the inclusive process that birthed the new constitution in 2010 and the creation of 47 new county governments, effectively establishing a new devolved system of political power.
USAID’s development strategy is centered on the implementation of devolution, a long and challenging process at the core of Kenya’s constitutional reform agenda. If done right, devolution can put the country on a path towards more inclusive, transparent and accountable governance.

April 30, 2021

The Tuberculosis Accelerated Response and Care II (TB ARC II) program supports Kenya’s National Tuberculosis Leprosy Diseases Program (NTLD-P) in reducing the occurrence and number of deaths due to tuberculosis (TB) in Kenya.  TB ARC II aims to improve TB case finding through active case finding initiatives in all counties; promote access to high quality patient-centered services for TB, drug-resistant TB, and TB/HIV; prevent TB transmission and disease progression; strengthen TB service delivery platforms; and accelerate research and innovation.  The goal is to decrease the incidence of TB

April 30, 2021

The Komesha TB program supports the Division of National Tuberculosis, Leprosy and Lung Disease Program (NTLD-P) in improving TB outcomes at the national, county, sub-county, community, and facility level, with a focus on private, faith-based, and affiliated organizations.  The program’s objectives are to improve access to high-quality TB services, strengthen service delivery platforms, reduce TB transmission and progression, and accelerate TB research and innovation.

April 29, 2021

The Policy, Advocacy, and Communication Enhanced for Population and Reproductive Health (PACE) project, implemented by the Population Reference Bureau, ensures that family planning (FP) and population issues are included in policies and programs to foster sustainable and equitable economic growth and development. PACE builds the capacity of the next generation of FP champions and of partners – including research institutions, government entities, intergovernmental organizations, and diverse conservation, faith, and gender institutions – to advocate for FP and secure commitments to FP from l

April 23, 2021

Siaya County is tucked against Lake Victoria in Kenya’s Northeast. The sprawling body of water - Africa’s largest lake - is a source of livelihood for many inhabitants, but also provides the perfect living conditions for mosquitoes. Malaria is the leading cause of illness and death in Siaya. In 2020, 546 out of every 1,000 people in the county were infected with malaria, requiring approximately $1.63 million worth of medicine for treatment.


Last updated: July 12, 2021

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