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April 16, 2019

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.

April 16, 2019

There are an estimated 2.6 million Orphans and Vulnerable Children (OVC) in Kenya, of whom 650,000 are orphaned by AIDS. More than one million households care for an orphan. In the absence of a coordinated multi-sectoral response, OVC are at risk of: (1) not knowing their HIV status; (2) delayed treatment; (3) economic difficulty due to caregiver illness and death; (4) family separation; and/or (5) situations that put them at greater risk of protection violations and HIV infection (school dropout, early marriage, risky behaviors). 

April 16, 2019

Kenya requires a large number of well-trained, well-distributed and culturally-sensitive health workers. Currently, Kenya has a health worker crisis with 1.5 health workers per 1,000 Kenyans, against the World Health Organization recommendation of 2.3 health workers per 1,000 Kenyans. The shortages are exacerbated by inappropriate skill-mix, chronic absenteeism, low morale, and inefficiencies in hiring, deployment, performance and retention and, a growing population.

April 16, 2019

Despite the overall improvements in maternal and child health in Kenya, several sub-counties of Baringo and Nakuru have experienced minimal improvements in maternal and child mortality, skilled birth attendance, child immunization, or contraceptive prevalence. For example, rates of pregnant women attending at least four antenatal care visits are substantially low in several sub-counties, with rates as low as 14 percent in both East Pokot and Kuresoi North (DHIS2, 2015).

April 16, 2019

The Health Informatics Governance and Data Analytics Project (HIGDA) is a five-year project mandated to support the health sector of the Government of Kenya (GOK) to strengthen national and county organizational and management capacity in governance, health informatics, data analytics, monitoring, evaluation, learning and accountability. 

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Last updated: August 19, 2019

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