Family spacing promotes better mother and child health
January 5, 2012
Traditionally, Kenyan women have had little say in how many children they bear, or when. Taboos on family planning are changing, yet women still have an average of five children, and the population is growing by about a million a year.
To achieve development goals, the Government of Kenya wants to make family planning services available to all who may want them. Many of the under-served are Muslims who live in Kenya’s marginalized, pastoralist lands bordering Somalia.
Conflicts Between Clans Often Hinders Economic Growth and Development in the Region.
January 18, 2012
Garissa County sees sporadic conflict among three clans. In October 2010, a skirmish led to the closure of the Garissa Livestock Market, one of the most important markets in Kenya.
“The closure was disastrous as we lost one week’s livelihood,” said Ahmed Hassan, Chairman of the Garissa District Livestock Marketing Council (DLMC). “Just imagine the earning lost by those involved in the cattle trade,” he emphasized.
What is the Kenya Election and Political Process Strengthening Program?
The Kenya Election and Political Process Strengthening Program provides training and technical assistance to Kenya’s Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission, political parties, civil society and the media to help Kenyans conduct fr
APHIAplus supports improved service delivery in technical areas of HIV/AIDS, malaria, family planning and tuberculosis, and Maternal, Newborn, and Child Health (MNCH).
APHIAplus NAL project is a partnership comprising: Pathfinder International; Management Sciences for Health; IntraHealth International; Food for the Hungry; and, International Rescue Committee. The project also works with nume
USAID/Kenya 50th Anniversary Video "In Step" Now Available on YouTube
September 21, 2011
Commemorating USAID’s 50thAnniversary, USAID/Kenya is proud to introduce our new film, “In Step: 50 Years of USAID – Kenya Partnership.” The film showcases USAID/Kenya’s work to promote health, education, economic growth, democracy, and peace.
Featuring music by Kenyan star Eric Wainaina, and produced by Camerapix, one of Africa’s premiere documentary companies, the video includes first-hand perspectives on how Kenyans’ lives have improved thanks to USAID programs. Five shorts on specific themes accompany the film.
The U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) has awarded a new program that will strengthen Kenyan civil society organizations (CSOs) that provide health services. The FANIKISHA program is a five-year activity valued at over US$41 million (about Ksh 3.7 billion).