Advancing Community Health Services Legislation in Kenya 

Prioritizing health and equity, as well as healthcare systems that safeguard everyone, is a political decision. Political goodwill and emphasizing the importance of primary healthcare are essential prerequisites for attaining…

Universal Health Coverage Program Launch in Kenya

On December 12, 2022, the head of state made a significant announcement that changed the landscape of national public holidays in Kenya. From that point forward, all national public holidays…

Counties Round-Up: Mashujaa Day Celebrations

On October 20th, 2023, thousands gathered at Kericho Green Stadium to commemorate the 60th Mashujaa Day celebrations. Simultaneously, similar events were unfolding in various counties, presided over by governors. The…


The Community Health Units for Universal Health Coverage (CHU4UHC) platform is a partnership between various development partners working in the community health sphere to develop and implement an integrated community health platform. The core partners include Amref Health Africa, Lwala Community Alliance, Living Goods, Financing Alliance for Health, ENAI Africa, Medic and UNICEF. 

The platform is owned and led by the Ministry of Health through the Division of Community Health (DCH), and is financially supported through the Johnson and Johnson Center for Health Worker Innovation and the Elma Philanthropies. 

The CHU4UHC platform leads advocacy efforts and resource mobilization for community health services in Kenya. Our key implementation activities include:

  •  Legislation for community health services
  • electronic Community Health Information System (eCHIS) deployment 
  • CHP training and certification
  • Improvement of community health leadership and governance
  • Financing for community health services in Kenya
The project was launched in 2020, and the major activities are being piloted in Kwale, Nyeri, Migori, Kisumu Kajiado, Laikipia, Makueni, Tharaka Nithi, Nakuru and Nairobi. Learnings from the project will be employed in community health programming throughout the country.