Kenya Country Office - Nairobi, Kenya
The office is led by CJ Jones, Country Manager.
GAIN is partnering with the Kenyan Ministry of Public Health and Sanitation to support a national project fortifying wheat flour and maize meal with iron, folic acid and zinc, and vegetable oil with vitamin A. At full scale, the project aims to reach 95 percent of the population with fortified wheat flour and 74 percent of the population with fortified vegetable oil.
GAIN supported the Safe Water and AIDS Project and the United States Centers for Disease Control to measure the impact of the consumption of single serving powders of vitamins and minerals called ‘Sprinkles®’ on the nutritional status of children 6 to 59 months in Nyando Division in Western Kenya. Results indicated a 14 percent greater reduction in iron deficiency, a 10 percent greater reduction in vitamin A deficiency and an 11 percent greater cure rate for anemia in children receiving ‘Sprinkles®’ compared to those not receiving them.
The GAIN Acumen Portfolio Fund (GAP) supports Insta Products (EPZ) Limited, a Kenya-based private manufacturing company developing a low-cost fortified porridge product for children 6 to 24 months. Porridge (“uji”) is eaten every day by three million people in urban Kenya alone.
Dr. Ajay Nair, Portfolio Associate at Acumen Fund is investing in local businesses seeking to develop nutritious products for infants and young children in countries with a high burden of malnutrition. Read the interview
GAIN Kenya, PO Box 30709-00100, Nairobi, Kenya