Longstanding partnerships and innovation improve health for millions
Since 1992, our Kenya program has supported and empowered millions of Kenyans, creating a healthier future for families, communities, and the country as a whole. Our longstanding partnerships are key to our success. We work closely with Kenya’s leaders and communities to implement sustainable solutions that align with their needs and priorities and empower Kenyans to transform their own health.
PATH’s broad reach in Kenya allows us to identify, implement, and evaluate solutions at a very large scale. For example, the AIDS Population Health Integrated Assistance (APHIAplus) Western project, which we lead, works with more than 800 public and private health facilities, local organizations and communities, governments, health workers, and volunteers. Together we strengthen services for HIV; tuberculosis (TB); malaria; maternal, newborn, and child health; nutrition; and reproductive health. Together, these activities are strengthening the entire health system.
Our work in Kenya
In addition to the key areas of focus outlined below, we are expanding our work to address the rising burden of noncommunicable diseases in Kenya.
HIV and TB: PATH is strengthening local and country systems to respond to HIV and TB by training health workers to improve prevention, screening, and care and working with communities to reduce stigma, improve community-based services, and support orphans and vulnerable children. Our creative approaches to encouraging healthy behaviors have engaged hundreds of thousands of young Kenyans and members of other hard-to-reach communities, including sex workers and uniformed personnel.
Malaria: Our system and service innovations, including digital health, are strengthening disease surveillance and case management. MalariaCare, a global partnership led by PATH, is strengthening health workers’ ability to use appropriate diagnostic technologies. Working with Kenyan scientists and health authorities, PATH’s Malaria Vaccine Initiative is advancing efforts to develop safe and effective vaccines against malaria.
Women’s and children’s health: PATH strengthens systems and mobilizes communities to improve and integrate services for family planning, reproductive health, and maternal, newborn, and child health; supports access to lifesaving immunizations; and introduces technologies that can save the lives of mothers and children. We work to ensure that Kenya’s infants, children, and pregnant women have access to the nutrition they need. To address diarrheal disease we advance new vaccines; help caregivers access lifesaving treatment; and improve water, sanitation, and hygiene.
Advocacy and policy: PATH works with decision-makers to encourage investments and policies that bring health within reach for women, infants, and children. We also build the capacity of Kenyan advocates. In addition, we help to strengthen research and development to support locally developed health solutions.
Photo: PATH/Gabe Bienczycki.
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Expanding services to reduce HIV, improve health, and strengthen communities