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The mission of the WHO Kenya Country Office is to promote the attainment of the highest sustainable level of health by all people living in Kenya through collaboration with the government and other partners in health development and the provision of technical and logistic support to country programmes.

  • Kenya National Guidelines for the management of epilepsy launched 26 March 2014, Nairobi – Today makes another historical day in Kenya by the launch of the National Guidelines for the Management of Epilepsy. The event was graced by Ministry of Health Principle Secretary Prof. Fred Segor and attended by other dignitaries including the WHO Country Representative Dr Custodia Mandlhate. In his address to the nation, Prof. Segor said that the launch of the guidelines for management of epilepsy was very timely as the country will use this opportunity to…
  • Health Promotion Reloaded: Launch of Heath Promotion Guiding Frameworks 11 February 2014, Nairobi -- Kenya’s first National Health Promotion Strategy and Guiding frameworks were officially launched today. The Launch, which marked a major milestone in the country was held in a well- attended and colourful ceremony in Nairobi and was graced by the Cabinet Secretary (CS) of Health, Mr James Macharia. Also launched on this day were the National Standards and Guidelines for Health Promotion and the National Health Communication Guidelines. The ceremony was attended by other dignitaries, including…
  • Kenya Commemorates World Cancer Day 2014 04 February 2014, Nairobi – Kenya joined the rest of the world in commemorating this year’s World Cancer Day. The national event, commemorated in Eldoret, Uasin Gishu County, under the global theme “Debunking the Myths”, was graced by the Cabinet Secretary for Health, Mr. James Macharia. The Chief Guest noted that the day provided a special opportunity to raise awareness and improve general knowledge and dispel myths and misconceptions about cancer.
  • World Immunization Week launched Nairobi Kenya, 22 April 2013 -- The World Immunization Week (WIW) was successfully launched at a colorful ceremony at Makadara Health Centre grounds in Nairobi County. Gracing the occasion was the representative of the Director, Ministry of Public Health and Sanitation, Dr Tatu Kamau. Other dignitaries in attendance included: the WHO Country Representative, Dr Custodia Mandlhate; UNICEF Country Director, Mr Marcel Rudasingwa; local Member of Parliament; representatives of USAID, Rotary district governor, Lions Club and Latter Day Saints Church; senior…
  • Kenya Commemorates World TB Day 2013 Nairobi Kenya, 22 March 2013 -- As a build up to this year’s World TB Day (WTBD) Commemorations, the country took the opportunity to sensitize the public and the media fraternity on national issues related to the TB epidemic. This year’s national celebrations commemorated under the global theme “Stop TB in my lifetime” was held in Nairobi at a media briefing and a field event held at one of the informal settlements. Other events to mark the day were held…