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The African Institute for Health and Development (AIHD) was established in Nairobi, Kenya by a group of African researchers, academicians, and programme implementers. It was registered by the National Non-Governmental Organizations (NGO) Coordination Board as an NGO in June of 2004. The Institute’s focus is on implementing evidence-based programmes and conducting research, training, programming and advocacy on health and development issues that are contextually relevant to Kenya and other African countries. It is in partnership with the National and County Governments in Kenya and works collaboratively with local, national, regional, and international partners.

The AIHD is involved in policy formulation on key development issues such as poverty alleviation, gender mainstreaming, health promotion, Non-Communicable Diseases (NCDs), Neglected Tropical Diseases (NTDs) and social protection among others. Over the years, the institute has acquired experience and expertise to improve well-being of individuals, communities, the nation, and region at large. To this end, the Institute has implemented programmes in several African countries including but not limited to, Kenya, Ghana, Uganda, Ethiopia, Tanzania, and Zambia. In pursuit of its vision of “An Africa where people live in dignity” and mission of “Working with communities for better lives through evidence‐based programming” the AIHD is involved in building the capacity of community groups; facilitating resourcing from within; and in-building sustainable mechanisms in all its programme activities. In addition, the Institute is committed to building the capacity of young people to work with communities through its robust internship programme that aims at ensuring a generation of trained and capable professionals in community health and development.

Strategic Goal

To enhance the health and development agenda in Africa for the benefit of its people.

African Institute for Health and Development

Vision, Mission, Objectives and Values


An Africa where people live in dignity.


Working with communities for better lives through evidence-based programming

Strategic Goal

To enhance the health and development agenda in Africa for the benefit of its people.

Strategic Objectives

To promote health and social empowerment of communities in Kenya and the African Region.
To strengthen fundraising and maintain long-term donor support.
To improve AIHD’s internal capacity and performance.
To build strategic employee competencies.

Our Core Values


Ethical standards will be upheld in the design, implementation, monitoring and evaluation of programmes. The organization’s main interest is to ensure that resources at its disposal are prudently utilized and professionally managed.


Our members shall maintain the highest professional standards in all undertakings in and outside the Institute. We promise to employ diligence and commitment in every professional undertaking our partners entrust us. We shall do our best all the time.


Our human resources remain our greatest pillar. To bring the best out of our staff, we intend to focus on the respective strengths they bring on board as well as working together to address their weakness. We shall build a formidable team working in synergy that is moulded in respect for one another.


The institute will encourage the development of ideas that will revolutionize all aspects of programming including the use of technology to facilitate efficiency in service delivery.

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