This fact sheet compares 2014 Kenya Demographic and Health Survey (KDHS) indicators for Nakuru and other Rift Valley region counties. KDHS provides information to help monitor and evaluate population and health status in Kenya. The survey, which follows up KDHS surveys conducted in 1989, 1993, 1998, 2003 and 2008-9, includes new indicators not collected in previous KDHS surveys, such as non-communicable diseases, fistula and men’s experience of domestic violence. It is also the first national survey to provide estimates for demographic and health indicators at the county level. ...Read More
The development of the Kenya Environmental Sanitation and Hygiene Strategic Framework (KESSF) 2016-2020 is informed by the need to provide universal access to improved sanitation leading to improved quality of life of the people of Kenya as envisaged in the Constitution of Kenya 2010, and the Kenya Vision 2030. The KESSF is further guided by the Kenya Health Policy 2012- 2030 which targets to attain the highest level of health commensurate with that of a middle income economy. ...Read More
The 2013 – 2017 Nakuru Integrated Development Plan has identified the key priority sectors to include: Infrastructure development - covering rehabilitation of the sewerage system in major towns, tarmacking of the major roads, better power connectivity and water distribution network; Agriculture and food security - food crops, pyrethrum, coffee, tea and dairy farming; Trade and Industries -Revival of collapsed industries and provision of a conducive business environment; Education, Training and ICT - ensure enrolment, retention and transition from primary, secondary to post-secondary and promote the use of I.C.T; Tourism, Wildlife and Forestry - reduce human wildlife conflicts, reforest all the forests in the county. ...Read More
Sanitation underpins a range of human rights and freedoms - social, economic and cultural - including the right to a clean and healthy environment, the right to the highest attainable standard of health, the right to accessible and adequate housing, food of acceptable quality, clean and safe water of adequate quantity, the right to education, the right to life, the right to equality, the right to privacy and the right to human dignity. Conversely, inadequate or poor sanitation impacts social, economic and cultural development and human rights, with grave consequences to individuals, households and the nation as a whole. ...Read More
Developed by the Health Policy project, this fact sheet contains a summary of key population and health indicators for Baringo County. ...Read More
Gender Based Violence (GBV) is a human rights violation, developmental concern and a public health problem.According to the World Health Organization (WHO), GBV is, “Any harmful act that is perpetrated against a person’s will, and that is based on socially ascribed (gender) differences between males and females.” Gender based violence includes acts that inflict physical, mental or sexual harm or suffering; the threat of such acts; and coercion and other deprivations of liberty. The term “gender-based violence” is often used interchangeably with (but not synonymous to) the term “violence against women”. The different forms of GBV include physical, sexual, emotional (psychological), and economic violence, and harmful traditional practices. ...Read More
Stakeholders in Nakuru County formed a Technical Working Group to guide integrated People, Environment and Population (PHE) interventions. The working group includes representatives of Afya Uzazi project, the PACE project, the county government, various ministries, national agencies and community organizations.
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