Partnering to Achieve Epidemic Control in Kenya

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Date: 05/12/2015 Location: PEPFAR Description: Image of PEPFAR country logo - Kenya © PEPFAR
The United States (U.S.) is proud to support Kenya’s leadership in the global HIV/AIDS response. PEPFAR provides service delivery and technical assistance in Kenya to maximize the quality, coverage, and impact of the national HIV/AIDS response. Working together with the Government of Kenya, PEPFAR is aligning investments to scale up interventions that are most effective in the areas and populations with the highest burden of HIV/AIDS – in line with PEPFAR 3.0.1 Kenya is participating in the, a two-year effort to double the number of children receiving life-saving antiretroviral treatment (ART).  Kenya is participating in the Accelerating Children’s HIV/AIDS Treatment Initiative, a two-year effort that will enable 300,000 more children living with HIV/AIDS globally to receive life-saving antiretroviral treatment (ART). Other priorities include: 
  • Increasing the number of new patients on ART;
  • Scaling up HIV prevention services including HIV testing and counseling, voluntary medical male circumcision, and prevention of mother-to-child HIV transmission (PMTCT) by supporting Option B+;
  • Strengthening the social welfare system and workforce, including community structures to support orphans and vulnerable children (OVC);
  • Implementing cross-cutting activities for HIV/AIDS-related surveillance, including implementing more strategic monitoring and evaluation across programs and strengthening national health information systems to improve management and use of data; and
  • Supporting the national health system, including increasing human resources for health and strengthening supply chain management.
HIV/AIDS in Kenya

Number of people living with HIV (all ages), 20132


Deaths due to AIDS (all ages), 20132


Number of orphans due to AIDS (0-17), 20132   


Estimated antiretroviral coverage (adults ages 15+), 20143


Estimated percentage of pregnant women living with HIV who receive ARVs for PMTCT, 20143


Saving Lives

In 2014, PEPFAR supported the following achievements in Kenya:

  • Life-saving antiretroviral treatment for 744,116 people
  • Voluntary medical male circumcision for HIV prevention for 229,390 men
  • Testing and counseling for over 6.5 million people
  • Care and support for 711,436 OVC affected by HIV/AIDS
  • ART for 57,151 pregnant women living with HIV/AIDS to reduce the risk of mother-to-child transmission

Get the most up-to-date data on program results, expenditures, and planned funding at

PEPFAR Planned Funding in Kenya, Fiscal Year 2004 - 2013 (USD in Millions)4





















  1. Office of the U.S. Global AIDS Coordinator and Health Diplomacy. (2014). PEPFAR 3.0 - Controlling the Epidemic: Delivering on the Promise of an AIDS-free Generation. Washington, DC: Author.  
  2. UNAIDS. (2013). Kenya: HIV and AIDS estimates. Retrieved February 9, 2015, from
  3. UNAIDS. (2014). The gap report. Geneva: Author.
  4. Data reflect information available on the PEPFAR Dashboards, which represent planned new bilateral funding initially approved in the PEPFAR Country Operational Plans/Regional Operational Plans (COPs/ROPs) each fiscal year. As additional funding may be approved and made available after the initial COPs/ROPs submission, or to PEPFAR-supported countries that are not required to submit an annual COP/ROP, data on the Dashboards may not represent the final PEPFAR programmatic funding level in countries each fiscal year. U.S. Government interagency website managed by the Office of U.S. Global AIDS Coordinator
and the Bureau of Public Affairs, U.S. State Department.
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