CDC has worked closely with the Kenya Ministry of Health for more than 35 years, strengthening local capacity to detect, prevent and control diseases. HIV/AIDS, emerging infectious diseases, influenza, tuberculosis, malaria, non-communicable diseases, and refugee and migrant health are the main focus of its work in Kenya.
CDC programs also improve public health workforce skills in areas like laboratory, epidemiology and management science. The U.S. Agency for International Development is an important partner in HIV/AIDS, malaria, tuberculosis, and emerging infectious disease control. CDC works with the U.S. Department of Defense to better understand and prevent the spread of emerging infectious diseases and with partners like the International Organization for Migration to oversee the health screening of U.S.-bound refugees.
CDC in Kenya is collocated with the Kenya Medical Research Institute in Nairobi and Kisumu. It employs approximately 180 staff, many of whom are technical experts and provide assistance to other countries in Africa as well as other regions throughout the world.