The historical line of intervention of the Italian Cooperation in this sector stems from a cross-sectorial approach to ensure access to basic services for the vulnerable segments of population in Kenya. Over the years, interventions in favor of better access to water, education and health services have been essential.
Among the projects that are supported by the Agency, there are:
- Creation of a health network in Kenya, Tanzania and Uganda. The global COVID 19 emergency has highlighted the weakness of the health systems in the country and therefore the importance of developing a specific medium-term action to strengthen them. Starting from the good practice of Neema Hospital, a strategic partner in the health sector in Kenya for many years (the first AICS funding dates back to 2009), the project idea to enhance all the other Italian excellence operating in the health sector matured in 2021. . The Agency's action was therefore oriented towards the creation of a network of public and private health facilities recognized by the national health system: following the signing of the framework agreement between AICS and the Meyer hospital in Florence, in mid-2021 it was an intense collaboration began involving the three ministries of health of Kenya, Tanzania and Uganda to begin discussing the idea of a joint health program between the three main countries belonging to the East African Community. The Program was approved in December 2021.
- The integrated program for the social and health development of Malindi - Phase II (MISHDP II). Financed through an aid credit of 6,393,373 Euros, this project follows the activities concluded in 2012 which concerned the integrated development of the area adjacent to the Italian "Luigi Broglio" Space Center in Malindi. The objective of the second phase is to accelerate the socio-economic development of the provinces of Malindi and Magarini through interventions in the education, health, and infrastructural sectors. The strengthening of the capacity of the institutions in the management of development programs is also promoted. All activities envisage a participatory approach with the involvement of local communities, economic operators and authorities.