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What CDC Is Doing in Kenya

For more than 30 years, CDC has worked to help strengthen the health system in Kenya, creating an integrated and state-of-the-art research and program center that works in partnership with the government of Kenya to build sustainable public health capacity.

CDC-Kenya saves lives through research and development of new interventions, such as vaccines, drugs, and diagnostics, and development of the leadership and scientific expertise required to build effective public health systems. Part of CDC’s Center for Global Health, CDC-Kenya advances health science and technology in Kenya, particularly where current solutions are lacking. Once tools are proven to be effective, CDC-Kenya evaluates ways to improve their delivery and address obstacles to uptake. CDC-Kenya then helps translate research findings into policy recommendations alongside the government of Kenya, World Health Organization, and other partners. CDC-Kenya has contributed to the substantial scale-up of the Kenya government’s capacity to respond to the HIV/AIDS epidemic through significant public health infrastructure and human resource capacity.

  • Page last reviewed: November 16, 2012
  • Page last updated: November 16, 2012
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