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We offer care to refugees, survivors of sexual violence and people who use drugs in Kenya, and respond to public health challenges, including HIV.

For over 30 years, our teams have been providing care to communities in and around the Dadaab refugee camp. In our 100-bed hospital in Dagahaley, part of the Dadaab refugee camp, our teams conduct outpatient consultations, and admit patients to the hospital, including children with severe malnutrition.

In Kiambu, our clinic offers care for people who use drugs – who are often excluded from healthcare services. The Methadone Assisted Therapy (MAT) clinic aims to reduce the morbidity and mortality of people addicted to heroin. It caters for all healthcare needs including mental health and psychosocial support. 

Our activities in 2022 in Kenya

 Data and information from the International Activity Report 2022.

MSF in Kenya in 2022 Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) responded to multiple emergencies and public health challenges in Kenya in 2022, including disease outbreaks, urban violence, and the worst drought in 40 years.
Kenya IAR Map 2022

During an outbreak of kala azar (visceral leishmaniasis) in Tharaka Nithi county early in the year, MSF supported the health authorities’ response by training staff, conducting awareness-raising activities and referrals, and distributing mosquito nets to mitigate the spread of the disease.

As the longest drought in Kenya in four decades intensified, we provided emergency care for children and lactating mothers with severe malnutrition in the northeast of the country. We also responded to an increase of refugees arriving in Dadaab, where they had come in search of food and water. Our teams offered basic and specialist healthcare and improved water and sanitation services in and around Dagahaley camp.

In August, our teams treated people injured during general elections-related violence in Nairobi and Homa Bay. As the year ended, we also responded to sporadic cholera outbreaks, setting up treatment centres and providing training, logistical support and health promotion, as well as patient care.

Throughout the year, we continued to increase access to healthcare for marginalised youth and adolescents. In Mombasa, we supported the provision of comprehensive, youth-friendly medical services in health facilities and communities.

In response to chronic urban violence in Eastlands, a suburb of Nairobi, we offered emergency and sexual and reproductive healthcare at our youth-friendly clinic, and in four sexual violence clinics integrated in public facilities. We also ran an emergency call centre and ambulance services in Eastlands.

In Kiambu county, we expanded access to opioid substitution therapy, comprehensive healthcare and psychosocial support for people who use heroin through a one-stop clinic and two other facilities.

In Homa Bay, we supported the county referral hospital’s adult medical wards by providing staff, treatment and follow-up, and scaled up treatment for non-communicable diseases in local health facilities. Meanwhile, we handed over our paediatric, adolescent and advanced HIV treatment activities to local partners.


in 2022

MSF welcomes Kenyan High Court ruling declaring closure of Dadaab refugee camps "illegal"

Statement 9 Feb 2017
Kenya - Dadaab refugee camp
Photo Story

Dadaab 25 years

17 Oct 2016
Photo Story
Kenya - Dadaab refugee camp

Dagahaley is the place I know as home

Voices from the Field 13 Oct 2016
Mandera, Kenya: Double outbreak of cholera and chikungunya placing huge strain on medical services

Double cholera and chikungunya epidemic in Mandera town is under control

Project Update 14 Jul 2016
Kenya - Cholera epidemic in Dadaab refugee camps

Double outbreak of cholera and chikungunya placing huge strain on Mandera medical services

Crisis Update 27 May 2016
Kenya - Dadaab refugee camp

Show the world that safe refuge is possible

Statement 13 May 2016

Contact us

Mrima maternity in Likoni, Mombasa
MSF East Africa

3rd Floor, Pitman House
Jakaya Kikwete Road