APHIAplus IMARISHA is a project working to increase the availability & uptake of quality health information, products & services, and to address the social determinants of health in the Northern Arid Lands of Kenya, through a country-led, country-owned & country-managed approach. The project works to strengthen Government of Kenya systems and engage local communities through local implementing partners (LIPs) and cultural leaders to spearhead the adoption of healthy behaviors and the dismantling of retrogressive cultural practices.
United States Agency for International Development (USAID) and the US President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR).
Geographical Area of Implementation
The Northern Arid Lands of Kenya which are the following 8 counties: Garissa, Isiolo, Mandera, Marsabit, Samburu, Tana River, Turkana, and Wajir.
Project Duration
March 2012- March 2017
Project Goal
Sustained improvement of the health and well-being for all Kenyans
Consortium Partners:

  • Amref Health Africa in Kenya- lead partner
  • Catholic Relief Services
  • Land O’Lakes and
  • University of Maryland, Baltimore

Key Partner:

  • Government of Kenya




APHIAplus IMARISHA Newsletter Vol.1 November 2014
APHIAplus IMARISHA Newsletter May 2015