Kenya

Partners

Peace Corps Kenya works with the Kenya National Government and the County Governments of Kisumu, Kakamega and Siaya, alongside respective health and education portfolios through financial and technical support from the larger national government and development partners. Other Peace Corps partnerships include development initiatives with US Government agencies such as Centre for Disease Control (CDC), Department of Defense (DoD) Health Research project, Unoted States Agency for International Development (USAID) and the Presidents Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR).

Health is a devolved function, and the county governments are responsible for all levels of healthcare, interventions, facilities, personnel and health outcomes. The community health interventions in all the 47 counties are aligned with the Kenya National Community Health Strategy and receives support from local and international partners.

Education is managed by the national government and the employment of teachers is managed by a Teachers Service Commission. Education interventions include the teaching of science and mathematics subject in secondary schools. Kenya also hosts one of the most robust deaf education program in the world.

Our projects emphasize capacity building for Host Country Nationals (HCNs) through trainings, as a source of sustainably meeting Kenya's need for technical skills in the health sector. Peace Corps also works with Community Based Organizations (CBOs), Faith Based Organizations (FBOs) and other Donors and Development Partners working in mostly rural Kenyan communities.


"Kenya adopted a community-based approach (Community Health Strategy), health care service delivery to Kenyans. This approach emphasized a more proactive approach of promoting individual’s and community’s health to prevent the occurrence of diseases. This strategy is aimed at providing a framework for all stakeholders to implement Community Health Services in a standardized manner."

Dr. Patrick Amoth, Acting Director General for Health