Kenya WHO Country Office


  • In Kenya, the path to elimination of malaria is lined with good preventions A broad range of preventive measures in Kenya, tailored to local needs have resulted in major progress against malaria – but declining resources underscore the need for even more efficient work. Countrywide, malaria prevalence dropped from 11% to 8% between 2010 and 2015.
  • Historic launch of malaria vaccine pilots in Africa April 24, 2017: The announcement of the piloting of a malaria vaccine in Africa by the WHO regional director for Africa Dr Matshido Moeti this week marks a historic but realistic moment towards the effort to ease the malaria disease burden and save lives in Africa. Dr Moeti presided over the high level malaria event in Nairobi ahead of World Malaria Day, where she announced the selection of three countries, Kenya, Malawi and Ghana, for the vaccine pilot testing. She said…
  • WHO Kenya donates 15 Ambulances to counties 22 March 2017: WHO has donated 15 ambulances to support reproductive, maternal, newborn, child and adolescent health (RMNCAH) in six counties, Migori, Wajir, Mandera, Marsabit, Isiolo and Lamu. WHO is among six UN agencies (UN H6) supporting these counties through an initiative of the UN RMNCH Trust Fund. The objective of the initiative is to strengthen health services for reduction the of maternal and child mortality, in line with the SDG3 targets. The other agencies in the partnership are, UNICEF,…
  • RD calls for renewed approaches to health in Nairobi Nairobi, March 7, 2017 - The African Health Agenda International Conference, AHAIC, in Nairobi set off to an enthused start with calls for realistic and holistic solutions that are informed by research and evidence, strengthening of health systems, commitment of governments through financing of health and engagement  of youth and other actors to address the disease burden in the continent.
  • Immunization Forum promises greater collaboration between counties and national government An intergovernmental immunization forum ended in Machakos, Kenya last week with a great promise for collaboration between the national health ministry and counties and with the support from partners.