USAID suspends funding for health ministry departments

USAID on Monday issued a notice to suspend funding for activities carried out by a number of Ministry of Health departments.

The US agency, in a May 8 letter, cites unspecified conditions that are yet to be met by some of the implementing partners.

However, funding for procurement of commodities and equipment related to life-saving treatment, prevention, outbreak or emergency response have been exempted.

Brian Woody, USAID kenya and East Africa Contracting Officer, listed activities that directly strengthen county health systems will still be funded.

"Surveillance and service delivery will...

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