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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.

  • 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…
  • EAC multi-sectoral meeting on Ebola Virus Disease: Regional Director Speaks to EAC Ministers on EBOLA September 18, 2014, Nairobi – The WHO Regional Director Dr Luis G Sambo has attributed the spread of the Ebola Virus Disease, EVD, in West Africa to weak health systems, negative traditional beliefs and practices, intense movement of infected people within countries and across borders. He said the weak health infrastructure at local level had hampered the ability of governments and communities to cope with the complexity and severity of the outbreak. “Moreover, we are facing a disease for which…
  • 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…