Kenya

Population

48.6 Million

Child Mortality Rate

49 Deaths in 1,000 Live Births

In-Country Experience

12 Years

MFH in Kenya

Kenya is severely affected by HIV/AIDS. According to the Joint United Nations Program on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS), over 1.6 million Kenyans live with HIV/AIDS. HIV and AIDS in Kenya account for an estimated 20% of maternal mortality and 15% of deaths of children under the age of five (National AIDS Control Program, 2016).

The partnership between Medicines for Humanity and Children of God Relief Institute (COGRI) focuses on mitigating the impact of HIV/AIDS and decreasing the risk of HIV transmission by implementing a comprehensive package of health services in clinics and preventive health education in homes. This project aims to contribute to a 5% decrease in the proportion of deaths among HIV positive children in Nairobi.

 

Project Sites

Kangemi

In-Country Partners

  • Children of God Relief Institute
  • Sisters of the Blessed Virgin Mary