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

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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.

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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…

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Supporting Community-Level Counseling on Pneumonia-Related Behaviors in Kenya

Strengthening counseling related to pneumonia and nutrition within the integrated community case management program.

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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.

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.