Located in eastern Africa, Kenya is bordered by the Indian Ocean, Somalia and Tanzania. More than 45 million people live in Kenya however population estimates take into account the effects of excess mortality due to AIDS. This can result in lower life expectancy, higher infant mortality, higher death rates and lower population growth.

Life expectancy at birth (in 2012) was 59 and 62 years for males and females respectively.

The maternal mortality ratio is 400 deaths per 100, 000 live births.

Kenya carries a high risk of infectious diseases including diarrheoa, hepatitis A, typhoid fever, malaria and dengue fever.

There is a 6.1 percent HIV and AIDS prevalence rate in the adult populations with more than 1.6 million people living with HIV. In 2012, HIV and AIDS caused 57,500 deaths.

Contact Details

For more information about our work in Kenya, please contact:

Mary-Ann Nicholas

Head, Project Management Office




Current Projects

  • A GIFT (Genital Inflammation Test) for HIV Prevention

  • Access Point Of Care Initiative

  • Evaluating the WHO Labour Care Guide in clinical settings

  • Major advances in understanding malaria immunity and biology

  • Rapid review of maternal health recommendations related to the COVID-19 pandemic