Assessing injection safety practices at Outspan Teaching and Referral Hospital, Nyeri County. (Photo: Doris Bota, MTaPS)

A Quality Improvement Program for IPC Launched in Kenya

July 14, 2020

Approximately 10% of hospital procedures in low- and middle-income countries result in a health care-acquired infection. Containing those infections is an integral component of a quality health care system and is particularly critical as the world grapples with the COVID-19 pandemic. It’s also key to containing antimicrobial resistance.

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AMS feedback to Nyeri county health management team

A Stewardship Program Advances Kenya’s Fight against Antimicrobial Resistance

June 25, 2020

With the support of the USAID MTaPS program, a new mentorship activity has helped health care facilities launch new efforts to ensure the appropriate use of antimicrobials to combat antimicrobial resistance (AMR). 

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A handwashing session during the Kisumu Cluster training

MTaPS Expands Trainings to Contain the Spread of COVID-19 in Kenya

May 13, 2020

Since March 18, 2020, the USAID Medicines, Technologies, and Pharmaceutical Services (MTaPS) Program has been collaborating with the Kenyan Ministry of Health (MoH) to roll out a series of training-of-trainers (ToT) courses to help the government contain and manage the COVID-19 pandemic.

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health workers during an MTaPS Training

MTaPS Supporting Kenya to Combat COVID-19

April 21, 2020

The USAID MTaPS Program is supporting Kenya in its efforts to contain the spread of COVID-19 pandemic by implementing a national strategy in collaboration with the Ministry of Health and county governments (see US Embassy in Kenya announcement). The program already operates in the country with a mandate to strengthen Kenya’s pharmaceutical system, which includes the objective of combating infectious diseases. 

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IPNET Conference. Photo credits: Doris Bota

USAID MTaPS at the 8th Infection Prevention Network-Kenya Conference

December 15, 2019

USAID MTaPS participated in the 8th Infection Prevention Network-Kenya (IPNET-K) Conference from November 26 to 29, 2019—an event organized in collaboration with the British Society for Antimicrobial Chemotherapy.

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Two pharmacists are sitting down and looking at documents


November 5, 2019

By supporting the implementation of Kenya’s National Policy and Action Plan for Prevention and Containment of Antimicrobial Resistance (2017–2022), MTaPS is helping the country improve infection prevention and control (IPC), optimize the use of antimicrobial medicines, and strengthen multisectoral coordination for containing antimicrobial resistance (AMR).

Focus areas

Effective coordination

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