The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Kenya office is inspired by CDC’s overall vision of a world where people live healthier, safer, and longer lives. For 40 years, CDC Kenya has worked closely with the Ministry of Health and other partners strengthening local capacity to prevent, detect, and respond to disease threats. HIV/AIDS, emerging infectious diseases, influenza, tuberculosis, malaria, non-communicable diseases, and refugee and migrant health are the focus of CDC’s work in Kenya. CDC Kenya also provides assistance to other countries across Africa and around the world.
CDC Kenya saves lives by conducting research on the effectiveness of new interventions and by preventing disease, reducing death and disability, and implementing evidence-based public health programs. CDC programs also improve public health workforce skills in areas including laboratory, epidemiology and management science.
CDC Kenya employs approximately 180 technical and administrative staff across its offices in Nairobi and Kisumu.