About the Symposium

The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) supports Kenya’s health sector with high-impact, evidence-based interventions as part of its Global health Strategy for the country.

USAID works to prevent maternal and child deaths and supports host-country governments on their journey to self-reliance. Ensuring children survive and thrive is paramount to Kenya achieving its development goals.

Since 2014, USAID has supported an annual meeting of its implementing partners (IPs) supporting reproductive, maternal, neonatal, child and adolescent health, family planning, water, sanitation and hygiene, and nutrition among the most vulnerable and marginalized Kenyans.

The 2019 annual meeting, themed “Every Child Counts” had the following objectives:


  1. To review progress made in attaining child health targets in Kenya
  2. Share lessons learnt, identify best practices and prioritize interventions that are scalable
  3. Identify opportunities for child survival programming in the rollout of Universal Health Coverage
  4. Identify measurable follow up actions to advance child survival at both the national and county levels



USAID supports the health sector with high-impact, evidence-based interventions. Due to the devolution of health sector management and service delivery to 47 counties, USAID interventions focus at the county level with targeted support at the national level.

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