Blog — Kenya Trip

CSIS Forum on Advancing U.S. Leadership in Global Health

CSIS Forum on Advancing U.S. Leadership in Global Health

The CSIS Global Health Policy Center convened key government officials and leading experts at a March 7 forum on U.S. leadership in global health.
Integrating HIV with Other Health Services for Women: New Models in Kenya

Integrating HIV with Other Health Services for Women: New Models in Kenya

The opportunities to integrate health services to better address the client’s needs – especially women – is a key piece of the Obama administration’s Global Health Initiative (GHI). I went to Kenya in November to look for lessons for GHI from another US program - APHIA.
Kenya Documentary: Sex Workers, Peer Education, and Social Change

Kenya Documentary: Sex Workers, Peer Education, and Social Change

Commissioners visited a commercial sex worker drop-in center to learn about the most HIV-at-risk populations in Kenya and hear their stories.
Documentary: Smart Global Health in Kenya

Documentary: Smart Global Health in Kenya

This blog marks the first installation of a six part series that will go behind the scenes into the Commission trip to Kenya and the short documentary.
Women’s Health and HIV/AIDS in Kenya

Women’s Health and HIV/AIDS in Kenya

With all the troubling political news coming out of Kenya these days, it's important to highlight some promising initiatives that are under way in the arena of women's health.
Report of the CSIS Commission on Smart Global Health Policy

Report of the CSIS Commission on Smart Global Health Policy

After almost one year of deliberation, the CSIS Commission on Smart Global Health Policy is proud to release its final report: "A healthier, safer, and more prosperous world."
Video: A Look at Kibera

Video: A Look at Kibera

The CSIS Commission on Smart Global Health Policy visited Kenya to get a look at the on the ground realities of delivering health care in developing nations. Watch as the commissioners visit Kibera, one of the largest informal settlements in the world, and examine the unique relationship between Carolina for Kibera and the CDC.
Rep. Keith Ellison (D-MN) - U.S. Health Investments in Kenya

Rep. Keith Ellison (D-MN) - U.S. Health Investments in Kenya

Keith Ellison, Smart Global Health commissioner and representative of Minnesota's fifth district, came to CSIS to provide reflections on the Commission's trip to Kenya.
Rural Service Delivery and Groundbreaking Research in Nyanza Province, Kenya

Rural Service Delivery and Groundbreaking Research in Nyanza Province, Kenya

On Day 2 of its three day visit to Kenya the CARE/CSIS delegation divided in two, with one group led by Helene Gayle and including Congressman Keith Ellison, heading north to Nyanza Province in northwestern Kenya. Nyanza is one of Kenya's poorest areas with 63% of the population living on less than $1 a day. The province has the highest HIV prevalence rate in Kenya (14%), a significant burden of malarial disease and among the lowest life expectancies in the country according to the director of the district hospital, age 43 for women and 37 for men. Household economies are largely supported by subsistence farming and fishing along the shores of Lake Victoria. However, Nyanza has been hard-hit by Kenya's current drought, with both maize and sorghum harvests considerably constrained, posing further nutritional challenges at the household level. Read More
Karen Meacham Shares her Photos from Kenya

Karen Meacham Shares her Photos from Kenya

Karen Meacham, Deputy Director of the CSIS Global Health Policy Center, shares her photos from the recent Commission Delegation to Kenya.
Reflections on US Assistance to Kenya’s Health Sector

Reflections on US Assistance to Kenya’s Health Sector

Commissioner Peter Lamptey, President of Public Health Programs at Family Health International, offers his reflections on US support for Kenya's response to HIV. To help mitigate Kenya's impending "HIV treatment mortgage," Lamptey suggests increased integration of services, a massive scale-up of prevention activities, and implementation of a new partnership framework to guide future assistance.
Jennifer Cooke Shares her Photos from Dadaab, Kenya

Jennifer Cooke Shares her Photos from Dadaab, Kenya

Jennifer Cooke, Director, CSIS Africa Program, shares her first set of photos from Dadaab, Kenya traveling with Representative Keith Ellison [D-MN].

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