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Kenya

Thirty years of partnership and experience on the ground provide the foundation for our work in Kenya, where we're partnering with the government to achieve its bold vision of universal health coverage. 

We're doing that by strengthening the country's health systems and health workforce. By making high-quality health care accessible to more of its people. And by producing and retaining more health workers whose skills are up to date and who are stationed where they're needed most. 

As Kenya's health workforce to grows, we're helping its leaders amass the data and expertise they need to slash rates of maternal, child, and newborn mortality, end the HIV epidemic, and expand reproductive health and family planning services. 


Key Results

9,000+ students have received loans making their schooling to become health workers possible.
47 counties are strengthening human resources for health policies, guidelines, and management systems.
8,000+ health workers have received in-service training on topics such as HIV, MNCH, and family planning at eight regional training hubs.

Selected Achievements

Provided training for 8,500+ health workers in Kenya to provide services in family planning, HIV, and maternal and child health services.

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Teamed up with GE to train 10,000 health workers in Kenya through the GE Healthcare Skills and Training Institute.
Developed an incentive framework for attracting and retaining health workers in Kenya, resulting in over 300 new health workers in one of the most rural, difficult-to-staff counties.

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Trained health workers in Kenya to screen for cervical cancer among women of reproductive age, particularly those who live with HIV.

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Established the Afya Elimu Fund to provide affordable loans to 10,000 health professional students in Kenya.

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