Nutrition Education and Weekly Iron and Folic Acid Supplementation Project

The Nutrition Education and Weekly Iron and Folic Acid Supplementation Project, which sought to reduce anemia rates in Busia, Kitui, and Nakuru Counties, targeted adolescents in school-aged 10-19 years.  PS Kenya successfully implemented adolescent-centred campaigns Anza Kufeel poa that supported reaching 160,954 adolescents (36,704 boys and 124,250 girls) with Nutrition education and 123,185 girls with Weekly Iron Supplementation.

Malezi Bora

PS Kenya developed and implemented the Malezi Bora campaign an initiative of the Government aimed at increasing the use of and improving delivery of, routine, evidence-based health and nutrition services for children, expectant women and breastfeeding mothers in Kenya, thus helping Kenya to improve a deteriorating child survival situation.



Under the USAID HCM and in close collaboration with the county governments, PS Kenya designed and implemented a community-centred communication for development intervention to improve community resilience to nutritional shock in Kwale, Kilifi, and Kitui. In Kitui County, PS Kenya also implemented enhanced nutrition counselling among households receiving the cash transfer for improved nutrition outcomes. This was a result of research conducted that indicated that factors compounding stunting in these countries are myths, taboos, and misconceptions around infant and young child feeding practices, religious beliefs affecting uptake of health services, and heavy dependence on income to purchase rather than grow food.



Under the USAID APHIAIplus HCM (2012 – 2016), PS Kenya supported the Unit of Vaccine and Immunization Services (UVIS) to increase immunization coverage at health facilities through SBCC campaigns. Key achievements Increased uptake of routine immunization, reaching 17,017 children <2 years old and increased 70.3% at baseline to 78.4% at the end line of caregivers who completed the immunization schedule for the children and increased awareness rate of rotavirus vaccine from 18.4% to 48.7%.

USAID AFYA HALISI Program (2017 – 2020), PS Kenya on child health and immunization campaign achieved 40,154 children <1 year fully immunized and 44,073 children <1 year received the 3rd dose of DPT (Diphtheria, Pertussis, Tetanus) containing vaccine.

Under USAID HCM (2016-2021), PS Kenya reached 291 children <2 years of age with immunization services through immunization outreaches and screened 4,313