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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 Launches a National anti-Smoking Mass Media Campaign Kenya has launched a national anti-smoking mass media campaign with a call to end tobacco use, protect lives from second hand smoke exposure and educate the public about the dangers of smoking. The campaign, dabbed ‘Tobacco Kills – Quit Now,’ was launched amidst recent Global Adult  Tobacco Survey (GATS) findings which have shown that  1.7 million Kenyan adults smoke tobacco and 3.1 million (14.3 per cent) are exposed  to it through  second  hand smoke at home. The findings also show…
  • International Health Conference calls for Africa-based Solutions An international  Africa health conference opened in Nairobi, Kenya, with calls for  research-based interventions, Africa-suitable solutions and leadership to enable Africa overcome  its health challenges that include the tragedy of Ebola which has left over 5000 people dead mainly in  West Africa. The three-day conference under the theme, ‘Evidence to Action: Lasting Health Change for Africa,’ is an initiative of Africa Medical Research Foundation, Amref, and co-sponsored by WHO. The conference being held at the Safari Park Hotel, has brought…
  • Statement from WHO and UNICEF on the Tetanus Vaccine in Kenya The World Health Organization (WHO) and the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) express their deep concern about the misinformation circulating in the media on the quality of the Tetanus Toxoid (TT) Vaccine in Kenya.
  • UN Inter Agency Task Force visits Kenya to boost efforts in addressing prevention and control of non-communicable diseases NAIROBI, Kenya |30 September 2014 – A United Nations Inter Agency Task Force comprising WHO, UNDP, UNFPA, World Bank, UNICEF and UNAIDS launched a ground- breaking mission in Kenya today to support the country to effectively respond to the epidemic of noncommunicable diseases (NCDs), including cancers, diabetes, chronic respiratory diseases and heart diseases.NCDs account for 27% of deaths suffered by Kenyans aged between 30 and 70 years, equivalent to almost 370 000 people. The main risk factors for NCDs in…
  • Kenya steps up its EBOLA Contingency Plan with training of trainers Kenya stepped up its contingency plan for Ebola Preparedness and Response this week with the training of health workers and medical personnel. In the next two weeks, the country will roll out a countrywide Ebola training in all the 47 counties targeting 60 per cent of all health personnel. The training will target managers (clinicians, epidemiologists, and health promotion experts), other health workers and major health facilities. It will also target health personnel at airports and ground crossing. WHO country…