Rapid response brings relief to flood-affected communities in Kenya

Nairobi ‒ This year’s long rainy season, which typically lasts from March to May every year, has hit Kenya hard, with unexpected heavy rainfall and widespread flooding since mid-April. Over 286 000 people have been affected, 47 000 households displaced and 238 deaths have been reported in 37 of the country’s 47 counties.   

WHO Africa, UNICEF and Partners poised to advance implementation of Baby-Friendly Ho...

In a concerted effort to strengthen maternal and child health services across Africa, the World Health Organization, in collaboration with the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) and the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), convened a capacity-building workshop targeting healthcare professionals, policymakers, and stakeholders from ten countries (Ethiopia, Ghana, Kenya, Malawi, Nigeria, South Sudan, Tanzania, Uganda, Zambia, and Zimbabwe).

Kenya leads global World NO-Tobacco Event

The world is confronted with a global food crisis fueled by conflict, climate change and the pandemic of coronavirus disease. A record 349 million people globally are facing acute food insecurity Meanwhile, tobacco is grown in over 124 countries, taking up 3.2 million hectares of fertile land that could be used to grow food, address food insecurity and nutrition challenges and help feed families.

Christine Kisianan, Student

12-year-old Christine Kisianan lives in a remote village in Kajiado County, one of the regions in Kenya most affected by the greater Horn of Africa drought, which is in its fourth year.

Helping to break mental health care barriers in Kenya

In a previous stint as a chemistry teacher Dr Gladys Mwiti could not help but notice flagging performance among her students. She would later discover that the underachievement was largely due to unresolved trauma from poverty, domestic violence and abuse.