PIVI’s Work with Kenya
Kenya began receiving PIVI support in 2016. The Kenyan Ministry of Health, in collaboration with Washington State University, and CDC conducted a survey on the Knowledge, Attitudes, and Practices (KAP) of healthcare workers in Kenya regarding influenza disease and vaccination. The aim of the survey was to assess the KAP of healthcare workers regarding pandemic and influenza disease, as well as their willingness to recommend influenza vaccination to their patients. PIVI has continued working in partnership with the CDC to support Kenya in laying the groundwork for successful national responses to seasonal flu.
In 2020 Kenya executed a demonstration project targeting children 6-23 months in Mombasa and Nakuru counties. The project assessed vaccine uptake and costs associated with implementation of a year-round vaccination strategy, in order to compare to a campaign-mode influenza project. Ultimately the project will provide the Ministry of Health with data to guide policy decisions regarding the impact of impact of introducing influenza vaccine on the routine immunization program, the optimal strategy for influenza delivery with regard to coverage, and to a mechanism to determine costs associated with influenza vaccine delivery. Data collection and analysis will be completed in 2022.