Nairobi, July 10, 2014 – Chargé d’Affaires of the U.S. Mission in Kenya, Isiah Parnell, joined the Environment Secretary for the Ministry of Environment, Water and Natural Resources, Dr. Alice Akinyi Kaudia, to jointly launch a new Environment and Natural Resource Management (ENRM) office for the U.S. Agency for International Development’s (USAID) mission in Kenya. The new office will support the Government of Kenya’s goals, with a focus on climate change, water tower restoration, wildlife management and anti-trafficking, and low carbon resilient development.
USAID/Kenya supports an integrated service delivery model to improve the health of Kenyans across the country. The AIDS, Population and Health Integrated Assistance Program, also known as APHIAplus, combines family planning, maternal and child health, malaria, nutrition, tuberculosis and HIV/AIDS prevention, care, and treatment services to provide an integrated, high-quality, equitable approach to sustainable services at the national, county, and community levels.
Pathfinder International has been a key USAID partner since 1968, and currently implements the AIDS, Population, and Health Integrated Assistance activity, known as APHIAplus Nairobi-Coast, in Nairobi, Mombasa, Kwale, Kilifi, Taita Taveta, and Lamu counties. Through this activity, Pathfinder has improved the health of Kenyans through an integrated package of family planning, reproductive health, maternal and child health, HIV/AIDS and TB services.
Lodwar, June 19 -- The U.S. Ambassador to Kenya Robert F. Godec visited members of the Turkana Widows Advancement Program at a greenhouse that they operate in Lodwar Town. The greenhouse is one of several livelihood activities that enable the community members to care for themselves and the orphans and vulnerable children for whom they are caregivers. USAID funded the members to be trained on how to grow nutritious produce for consumption and sale, and the Ministry of Agriculture provided the greenhouse. USAID supplied the water tank to irrigate the greenhouse crops.
The National Health Management Information System activity (AfyaInfo) works to establish an integrated government-owned and managed health management information system that is coordinated at national and county levels. The goal is to generate quality data and improve the culture of information generation, which should ultimately improve health service delivery.
Last updated: August 26, 2015