Karen L. Freeman has been appointed to serve as the United States Agency for International Development’s (USAID) Mission Director in Kenya. She has worked for USAID for 29 years, most recently as the Senior Deputy Mission Director in Islamabad, Pakistan, USAID’s second largest program in the world.
Freeman began her career with USAID in 1983 working in the Office of Central American Affairs. In 1990, she joined the International Development Intern program and served in USAID/El Salvador. She later moved into the Deputy Program Officer position in El Salvador.
Malaria is the leading cause of death in children below the age of five years in sub-Saharan Africa. In 2011, 770,000 malaria cases were reported in Kenya and although malaria prevalence has been reduced, it still remains a major threat to the nation’s development. Research has shown the mosquito nets reduce malaria deaths in children by 20%.
What is the American Schools and Hospitals Abroad Program?
For more than fifty years, USAID’s American Schools and Hospitals Abroad (ASHA) program has been expanding educational and medical opportunities in Africa, Asia, Eurasia, Europe, Latin America, the Caribbean and the Middle East, by supporting institutions that d
Over 13 000 school going children participated in a handwashing excercise in Nyeri
October 23, 2012
“Children deserve a better environment and higher standards of living,” said the Minister of Public Health and Sanitation, Honorable Beth Mugo. She made these remarks during the Kenya Global Handwashing Day to appreciate the important role handwashing with soap plays in promoting good hygienic and sanitation practices.
The Kenya Global Handwashing Day event took place on Monday, 15 October, 2012 at the Ruringu Stadium in Nyeri town. The event was aimed at ‘helping more children reach their 5th birthday.’
The Ministry of Public Health and Sanitation in Partnership with the U.S.President's Malaria Initiative Launches Rapid Diagnostic Tests
October 22, 2012
Kenya has moved a step forward in the fight against malaria with the official launch of the national distribution of Rapid Diagnostic Tests (RDTs) on 4th October 2012 by the Ministry of Public Health and Sanitation. Malaria is the leading cause of death in children below the age of five years in sub-Saharan Africa. In 2011, 770,000 malaria cases were reported in Kenya and although malaria prevalence has been reduced, it still remains a major threat to the nation’s development. The Rapid Diagnostic Tests are intended to complement existing methods to diagnose malaria.