CDC in Kenya

Kenyan Girl Guides waving flags from the U.S.A. and Kenya

Our Mission: To protect and improve health in Kenya and globally through science, communication, policy, partnership, and evidence-based public health action.

For 40 years, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has helped strengthen public health and laboratory systems in Kenya, creating an integrated research and program center. This model ties together multiple program areas, leveraging technical skills and a strong partnership with the Government of Kenya to build sustainable public health capacity. CDC Kenya saves lives by conducting research on the effectiveness of new interventions and by preventing disease, reducing death and disability, and implementing evidence-based public health programs.