The United Nations Office for Project Services (UNOPS)

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Key partners

European Union

Government of Japan

Korea International Cooperation Agency

UN organizations

World Bank

UNOPS in Kenya manages a growing portfolio of development activities providing project management, infrastructure, procurement, human resources and financial management services. From Nairobi, UNOPS provides a range of support to projects in 16 countries across Eastern and Southern Africa including Mozambique, Somalia, Tanzania, Uganda, Zambia, Zimbabwe and more.

Through partnerships with other UN agencies, governments and multilateral organizations, UNOPS is helping build a more sustainable future by supporting improved healthcare, education, climate-resilient infrastructure and recovery efforts across the region.

Key Information

  • UNOPS Impact in Kenya

    • Assessed 98 health clinics across Kenya and rehabilitated 26 clinics with green technology contributing to a reduction in maternal mortality, including the provision of an oxygen supply plant through a public-private partnership.
    • Supported vaccination campaigns for COVID-19, human papillomavirus, meningitis, polio and rubella for the Ministry of Health, UNICEF and the World Health Organization, reaching millions of people across Kenya.
    • Procured border control equipment to enhance trade facilitation and border control capacity for five countries in East Africa: Burundi, Kenya, Rwanda, Tanzania and Uganda.

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    Maternal mortality ratio
    Maternal mortality ratio (modeled estimate, per 100,000 live births)

    Maternal mortality ratio is the number of women who die from pregnancy-related causes while pregnant or within 42 days of pregnancy termination per 100,000 live births. The data are estimated with a regression model using information on the proportion of maternal deaths among non-AIDS deaths in women ages 15-49, fertility, birth attendants, and GDP.

    Source: (2020)

    Current health expenditure
    Current health expenditure (% of GDP)

    Level of current health expenditure expressed as a percentage of GDP. Estimates of current health expenditures include healthcare goods and services consumed during each year. This indicator does not include capital health expenditures such as buildings, machinery, IT and stocks of vaccines for emergency or outbreaks.

    Source: (2020)

  • Flag KE Contact Details

    UNOPS Kenya

    UN Lane, Off UN Avenue

    Next to Warwick Center



    Tel: +254 (0)20 76 21120


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