Eliminating Malaria in Kenya
Enhancing malaria preparedness and high-quality preventive and curative services in western Kenya’s highlands.
AMREF, through funds from The Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria
Seventy percent of Kenya’s population live in malaria-endemic areas and are at risk for infection, particularly pregnant women and children under five. In Nyamira County, in the highlands of western Kenya, malaria is endemic and a major development concern as well as a leading cause of morbidity and mortality.
In partnership with the African Medical and Research Foundation (AMREF), CMMB is working to implement the Kenyan government’s malaria and community health strategies. We are helping to enhance both the county’s malaria-preparedness response and its coverage through the provision and utilization of quality preventive and curative services. To this end, we have trained health facility professionals and community health volunteers on malaria-related topics and identified suspect cases in communities, then provided testing and treatment as needed for hundreds of clients. In addition, we have worked with the ministry of health at all levels to monitor, evaluate, and conduct quality assurance activities in community health facilities and primary schools.