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Our Progress in Kenya

Impact in Kenya

  • 2 million people received HIV counseling and testing results between 2008 and 2009
  • 207,370 houses sprayed and 1,257,941 people protected from malaria in three target districts as part of the President's Malaria Initiative 
  • 96,000 HIV-positive pregnant women received a full course of antiretroviral prophylaxis 
  • 160,000 individuals are taking antiretroviral therapy, including 16,000 children 
  • 1,300 people enrolled into two phase III malaria vaccine trials of one of the most efficacious vaccines 
  • 188,000 people are under surveillance for respiratory, jaundice, febrile, and diarrheal conditions 
  • 220,000 people part of a health and demographic surveillance system that collects health and demographic information every three months 
  • 80-90% of identified HIV-positive patients are taking life-prolonging cotrimoxazole prophylaxis 
  • 348,000 people are covered by 11 influenza sentinel surveillance system at all provincial hospitals in Kenya 
  • 5,424 public health officials from 20 countries participated in infection control, epidemiology, laboratory, pandemic preparedness, and rapid response training and exercises

Building public health capacity in partner countries, improving health security globally, and collaborating with partners to impact the health and wellbeing of people around the world is an exceptional investment.

In Kenya, CDC has worked closely with the government and our partners to achieve significant health goals by building evidence-based public health programs, conducting cutting-edge research and disease surveillance activities to better inform Kenyan and global health programs and policies, and providing training and technical guidance to our Kenyan health colleagues to ensure sustainability of our investments. Each year, CDC has seen significant progress in public health outcomes and in the building of public health systems, infrastructure, and research capacity that improves the health of the Kenyan people.

Stories of Progress

In Kenya, a glimpse into GHI's future
The only hospital here lies a short way off the only tarmac highway — a collection of single-story buildings spread out amongst the trees and carefully trimmed lawns. Waiting patients chatter, small babies cry. Just behind this well-kept but gently aging hospital is a slick, new building attached by a covered walkway.
Opened earlier this year, the building is a clinical research center of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), a US government agency that works with the Kenya Medical Research Institute (KEMRI) to find vaccines, cures and treatments for the tropical and other diseases – HIV/AIDS, malaria, typhoid, tuberculosis, cholera – that are endemic in this part of the world.
Photo Credit: Mia Collis

Videos About Progress

Thumbnail image of video Global Disease DetectivesVideo: Global Disease Detectives

Thumbnail image of video Global Disease Detectives in KiberaVideo: Global Disease Detectives in Kibera

Thumbnail image of video Clues and AnswersVideo: Global Disease Detectives - Clues and Answers

Thumbnail image of video Answers from KiberaVideo: Global Disease Detectives - Answers from Kibera

Thumbnail image of videoCNN: battle against malaria

  • Page last reviewed: September 25, 2013
  • Page last updated: September 25, 2013
  • Content source: Global Health
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