This survey aims to determine the prevalence of malnutrition among children aged 6-59 months old, pregnant and lactating mothers in East Pokot sub-county. It also estimates the coverage of measles, BCG vaccination and deworming for children 9-59 months, 6-59 months and 12-29 months respectively and assesses water sanitation and hygiene practices. The Survey was carried out with the participation of WV Hong Kong, UNICEF, MOH, Baringo County Government, National Drought Management Authority (NDMA) and World Vision Kenya. ...Read More
World Vision Kenya conducted nutrition surveys covering East Pokot, Marigat, Baringo North and Baringo Central. The surveys aim to estimate the level of malnutrition among children 6-59 months and pregnant, lactating women (PLWs) and also investigate infant and young child feeding practices (IYCF) among children 0-23months of age. Surveys were coordinated and implemented by the Ministry of Public Health and Sanitation. ...Read More
Achieving the healthcare components of the United Nations' Millennium Development Goals is significantly premised on effective service delivery by civil society organisations (CSOs).However, many CSOs across Africalack the necessary capacity to perform this role robustly. This paper reports on an evaluation of the use, and perceived impact, of aknowledge management tool upon institutional strengthening among CSOs working in Kenya's health sector. Methods: three methods were used: analytics data; user satisfaction surveys; and a furtherkey informant survey. ...Read More
The Kenya Environmental Sanitation and Hygiene Policy 2016-2030 is the outcome of reviews to address limitations of the National Environmental Sanitation and Hygiene Policy published in 2007. The policy takes full cognisance of the devolution of most sanitation functions and services to the 47 County Governments vide the Fourth Schedule of the Constitution of Kenya 2010. A result of nation-wide consultations and validation meetings, this new policy takes a rights based approach and redirects ourefforts towards achieving the KenyaVision 2030 and the global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). ...Read More
This report interrogates the demographic profile of Nakuru County and the prevailing socio-economic indicators of the county and identifies the challenges and opportunities that exist for harnessing the benefits of a growing youth population. ...Read More
Since 2004, the Society for International Development and Kenya National Bureau of Statistics have collaborated to spearhead inequality research in Kenya. In this publication, SID and KNBS go further to present monetary measures of inequality such as expenditure patterns of groups and non-money metric measures of inequality in important livelihood parameters like water and sanitation, employment, education, energy and housing to show the levels of vulnerability and patterns of unequal access to essential social services at the national, county, constituency and ward levels. ...Read More
USAID’s Afya Uzazi and local communities joined this year’s global celebrations to mark World Biodiversity Day. The day’s theme - “Our Biodiversity, Our Food, Our Health” – resonates with the focus of the project’s integrated population, health and environment (PHE) activities.