KEY FACTS

  • Estimated total population:1
    41.6 million
  • Maternal mortality ratio:2
    530 per 100,000 live births
  • Infant mortality rate:2
    55 per 1,000 live births
  • Under-five mortality rate:2
    84 per 1,000 live births
  • Total fertility rate:1
    4.7
  • Contraceptive prevalence:1
    All methods 46%
    Modern methods 39%
  • HIV prevalence:1
    7.4%
  • Births with skilled provider:2
    43.8%
  • Sources:
  • 1 Population Reference Bureau 2011 World Population Data Sheet;
  • 2WHO Statistical Information System;
  • 3UNAIDS 2008 Report on the Global AIDS Epidemic.

Kenya

Jhpiego’s program in Kenya, currently with 160-plus staff, is one of Jhpiego’s largest and oldest. After an early focus on family planning, 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 (called APHIAplus KaMili), a five-year, $100 million, USAID-funded project in Eastern and Central Provinces
  • APHIAplus Zone 1 (called APHIAplus Western Kenya), a five-year project in Western and Nyanza Provinces (as a subcontractor to 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 project funded by CDC to strengthen pre-service education in HIV at medical training colleges
  • A two-year grant from Merck & Co. to extend access to high-quality family planning services to Kenyan communities—particularly the urban poor—through the use of two Health Wagons (mobile health units)
  • A grant from the Waterloo Foundation to focus on improved community hygiene and sanitation in two of Nairobi’s slums
  • ACCESS Uzima, a USAID-funded, three-year, $9 million project to increase access to clinical and community maternal, neonatal and women’s health services
  • The Support and Assistance to Indigenous Implementing Agencies (SAIDIA) Project, a CDC-funded, five-year program under which Jhpiego provides technical leadership to Kenyan faith-based organizations as a sub-grantee to Catholic Relief Services

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

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