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Commonwealth Ranking: 8
World Ranking: 21
Population: 38 million
Life expectancy: 54.9 years
Reported malaria cases per year: Unconfirmed (approx 10million in 2009)
Notified cases per 100,000: 30, 307
Deaths caused by malaria per year: Unconfirmed
Households owning at least one net: 80%
Under 5s sleeping under nets: 5%
Malaria is the leading cause of morbidity and mortality in Kenya. with 25 million people in Kenya at risk of the disease. The Kenyan government has developed the 10-year Kenyan National Malaria Strategy (KNMS) 2009-2017 which was launched 4th November 2009. The goal of the National Malaria Strategy is to reduce morbidity and mortality associated with malaria by 30% by 2009 and to maintain it to 2017.
It is estimated that 170 million working days in Kenya are lost each year because of malaria illness.