USAID Advancing Nutrition began working in Kenya in October 2020. The project strengthens government capacity to plan, finance, manage, and implement multi-sectoral nutrition interventions that improve the health of populations at risk of nutritional deficiencies. The work focuses on the national level and the three counties of Kakamega, Kisumu, and Kitui. In partnership with national and local government, USAID projects, United Nations agencies, civil society organizations, the private sector, and other key stakeholders, we aim to—

  • improve multi-sectoral nutrition resource allocation in counties
  • improve planning for nutrition in counties
  • improve government-led multi-sectoral nutrition coordination platforms at the national and in counties.

Activities

Ann Mueni, 20 with her daughter receiving the nutrition supplements from Nutritionist Alice Wanjiru during a clinic visit at Reuben Health Center

Documenting COVID-19 Adaptations in USAID Nutrition Programs

Tracking adaptations of USAID-funded nutrition activities in response to COVID-19.

Three mothers holding their small children, while they are smiling outside

Establishing a Women’s Diets Learning Agenda

The project aims to generate global learning, evidence, and innovative practices on how to improve women’s diets.

Older woman demonstrating breasfeeding with a doll, while three younger women look on at the University

Strengthening Breastfeeding Counseling Through Mentorship in Kenya

Developing and testing a breastfeeding counseling mentorship program in Kenya.

A group of people sitting around a conference table actively discuss nutrition topics.

USAID Advancing Nutrition Leads Multi-Sectoral Co-creation Initiative in Kenya

The national and county-level plans developed through the co-creation initiative continue to inform sector priorities and various policy documents supported by USAID Advancing Nutrition.

A group of people sitting in a circle are watching a demonstration from a woman sitting in the middle.

Partnering to Improve Maternal and Child Nutrition in Burkina Faso and Kenya

USAID Advancing Nutrition received New Partnerships Initiative (NPI) funding to provide grants and support to four organizations in Burkina Faso and Kenya working to improve maternal and child…

A Community Health Volunteer in Marsabit County in Northern Kenya holds her seven month old baby.

Supporting Community-Level Counseling on Common Childhood Illnesses and Nutrition-Related Behaviors in Kenya

USAID Advancing Nutrition is supporting efforts to strengthen counseling related to prevention of common childhood illnesses and malnutrition within the integrated community case management program.

mother and baby

Country Profiles Aim to Advance Nurturing Care for Improved Early Childhood Development

Country profiles visualize country-level data, policies, and programs to three years to help improve both nutrition and ECD outcomes.

From June 13 – 17, USAID Advancing Nutrition hosted an all-country learning retreat with eight of the project’s Chiefs of Party.
2021 was a “Year of Action” for nutrition. For USAID Advancing Nutrition, that meant expanding our work to support local ownership of multi-sectoral nutrition programs in 11 countries.
USAID Advancing Nutrition invites organizations in Kenya to apply for funding under the New Partnerships Initiative.