• Estimated total population:1
    44.2 million
  • Maternal mortality ratio:2
    360 per 100,000 live births
  • Infant mortality rate:2
    49 per 1,000 live births
  • Under-five mortality rate:2
    73 per 1,000 live births
  • Total fertility rate:1
  • Contraceptive prevalence:1
    46% (all methods)
    39% (modern methods)
  • HIV prevalence:3
  • Births with skilled provider:2
  • Sources:
  • 1 Population Reference Bureau 2013 World Population Data Sheet;
  • 2Kenya statistics on UNICEF website;
  • 3UNAIDS 2010 Report on the Global AIDS Epidemic.


Jhpiego’s program in Kenya, currently with nearly 300 staff, is one of Jhpiego’s largest and oldest. After an early focus on family planning and reproductive health, Jhpiego subsequently expanded its portfolio in Kenya by providing technical expertise in other areas such as maternal and child health, malaria, HIV/AIDS and tuberculosis.

By working in a broad range of technical areas at all levels of the Kenyan health care system—at the national Ministry of Health (MOH) level, the provincial, health facility and community levels—Jhpiego is able to ensure synergies across its programs to leverage donor resources and ensure enhanced benefits for Kenyan women and families. In Kenya, Jhpiego has a variety of funding sources, including the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, and other foundations and corporations. These programs include:

  • APHIAplus Zone 4 (APHIAplus KAMILI), a five-year, $100 million, USAID-funded project in 11 counties in Eastern and Central Kenya implemented by a consortium of 10 partners, of which Jhpiego is the lead
  • APHIAplus Zone 1 (APHIAplus Western Kenya), a five-year project in Western and Nyanza Provinces (as sub-grantee to the prime, PATH)
  • HIV/AIDS, reproductive health and maternal and child health activities under the Maternal and Child Health Integrated Program
  • The Kenya Urban Reproductive Health Initiative (called Tupange), funded by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, to accelerate uptake of family planning services among the urban poor in selected urban centers across Kenya
  • A CDC-funded project to strengthen pre-service education in HIV at medical training colleges
  • Brighter Future, a two-year grant from Merck & Co. to address unmet need for contraception among university-age women and help them develop confidence to build strong, purposeful futures
  • A grant from Becton Dickinson to provide technical and logistical support to develop a center of excellence in phlebotomy at Kenya Medical Training College in Nairobi
  • Advance Family Planning (AFP2), a project that builds on the success of the preceding AFP Project to advocate for an increase in political will to invest in quality family planning programs
  • Accelerating Scale-up of Implants, an initiative funded by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation to fast-track efforts to introduce and strengthen high-quality family planning services in selected countries including Kenya, Nigeria and Zambia in order to scale up contraceptive implants more widely and at a reduced cost

For a complete description of Jhpiego’s work in this country, click the link below.

Kenya Country Profile.pdf3.38 MB

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