Health Policy Plus

The overarching objective for HP+ in Kenya and East Africa is to contribute to increased, sustainable, predictable, and adequate financing for programs and health policy implementation. The objective contributes directly to Kenya’s Vision 2030, and its 2013-2017 Medium Term Plan (MTP II). The health sector in Kenya is faced with multiple financing challenges namely the declining donor support and increasing out-of-pocket expenditures which act as a barrier to access and contribute to catastrophic health expenditures.

In addition, the Kenya Health Financing Strategy which was expected to address these challenges has not been concluded, leaving the sector vulnerable to tackle emerging issues that require heavy investment, such as scaling up and sustaining anti-retroviral treatment which requires heavy investment. Kenya’s partner countries in the EAC and ECSA face similar challenges, and the EAC and ECSA health secretariats lack sufficient data and tools to support them. 

The program is implemented into two phases with phase one running from April 1, 2016 and continuing through September 2018. Phase two will run till August 2020, which coincides with the end of the HP+. HP+ Kenya and East Africa ensures incorporation of HP+’s global strategy, frameworks, and guidelines for key cross-cutting issues of gender equality, equity and human rights, capacity development, and sustainability. The overall Kenya and East Africa program goal and all activities directly address sustainability, and each component includes specific capacity development strategies and activities.

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Tuesday, April 16, 2019 - 2:30pm

Last updated: April 16, 2019