About Kenya

Kenya is a country in East Africa with coastline on the Indian Ocean. It encompasses savannah, Lakelands, the Great Rift Valley and mountain highlands. Kenya is a world attraction for its rich abundance of wildlife, most of which can be found in its national parks and reserves. Popular Kenya animals include the lion, leopard, elephant, buffalo and rhino, these are collectively referred to as the "Big Five".

From Nairobi, the capital city, tourists visit the Maasai Mara Reserve, known for its annual wildebeest migrations, and Amboseli National Park.

Top ten annual notifiable diseases and conditions

  • Cholera
  • Cryptosporidiosis
  • Cyclosporiasis
  • Giardiasis
  • Hepatitis A
  • Legionellosis
  • Malaria*
  • Salmonellosis
  • HIV
  • Polio

Top ten causes of morbidity

Top ten causes of mortality

Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH)

  • Percentage of people using improved water source 66.9%
  • Percentage of sanitation facility 24.7%



  • Use of tamponade balloon to reduce post-partum hemorrhage after delivery
  • Use of IT apps to track ANC mothers and children for immunization and maternal services
  • Collaborating with community health volunteers to provide some contraceptives methods though community based distribution
  • Introduction of HIV self-testing kits in private and public sector aimed at increased testing for specific populations that do not visit health facilities with linkage to care for those infected with HIV.
  • Integration of health services to ensure a one stop shop

Other related links

Kenya Master Health Facility List

Kenya Health Information System

Ministry of Health

Policy documents

Download the country's most recent Health Policy Documents