Kenya WHO Country Office


  • Polio campaigns kick off in Kenya Jan 18, 2017 - Kenya has kicked off its 2017 immunization effort with a polio campaign this week, targeting 2.9 million children aged five years and under. The campaign, January 18-22, is targeting 15 counties that are that are considered on higher risk and vulnerable and which are mainly situated in remote, hard-to-reach and border areas.  The campaign also covers Nairobi County, the travel hub that brings the rest of the world into Kenya.  The other counties include:  Isiolo, Samburu,…
  • Kenya Rolls out massive Measles-Rubella and Tetanus campaign October 2016 - Kenya has rolled out a massive nation-wide Measles-Rubella campaign which targets almost half the population. The campaign which runs from May 16-24 will cover all the 47 counties and target 19,922,722 children between 9 months and 14 years. The rubella component will be offered in public health facilities for the first time but will be offered as one vaccine with measles. In addition, 11 targeted counties will offer tetanus vaccination for girls and women aged 15-49. These…
  • Kenya Commemorates World Mental Health Day 2016 October 10 2016, Nairobi – The government of Kenya today joined the rest of the world in commemorating this year’s World Mental Health Day under the theme: “Psychological First Aid: Preserving Dignity in crisis response”, at Kenyatta National Hospital, Nairobi. The event was presided over by the Director of Medical Services (DMS), Dr. Jackson Kioko on behalf of the Cabinet Secretary, Dr. Cleopa Mailu. Also in attendance was the WHO Country Representative, Dr Rudolf Eggers.
  • Urgent Call for HOA Countries to Avert Polio Importation Nairobi, September 9, 2016 - The Horn of Africa Polio Technical Advisory Group (TAG) meeting has ended in Nairobi with an urgent call for member countries to ‘get back on track’ if the looming threat of a possible polio virus outbreak in the region is to be averted.
  • Kenya takes steps to save mothers’ lives, showing why better data matters In 2013, Kenya’s Ministry of Health was faced with a debate over the alarming rate of women dying in childbirth: was the cause deep-rooted cultural values, or could lives be saved with policy interventions?