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Kenya and Health

Kenya
  • Capital: Nairobi
  • Population: 40046566
  • Size: 582650.0 Km2

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Nutritional improvement for children in urban Chile and Kenya
P. Pridmore / Department for International Development, UK 2014
Since 2010, the NICK study has sought to help two project countries, Chile and Kenya, reduce urban malnutrition in young children by facilitating intersectoral actions to change the social determinants. In urban Kenya chronic stunting...
Identifying and tackling the social determinants of child malnutrition in urban informal settlements and slums: a cross national review of the evidence for action
P. Pridmore / Institute of Education, University of London 2011
Urbanisation can bring many benefits the rate of change but in many developing countries the rate of change has been so fast and so dramatic that many cities have been unable to cope. Rapid, unplanned urbanisation has led to widesprea...
What do community health workers have to say about their work, and how can this inform improved programme design? A case study with CHWs within Kenya
Martin Oliver / Global Health Action 2015
Community health workers (CHWs) are used increasingly in the world to address shortages of health workers and the lack of a pervasive national health system. However, while their role is often described at a policy level, it is not cl...
Access, Services and Knowledge (ASK) Programme - essential packages manual
Youth Empowerment Alliance 2014
The Essential Packages Manual was produced as part of the "Access, Services and Knowledge" (ASK) programme of the Youth Empowerment Alliance, which seeks to improve the sexual and reproductive health rights (SRHR) of young people (15-...
Engaging local media in VMMC scale-up: a case study from Kenya
Kenya National AIDS and STI Control Programme 2015
This case study discusses how media can play a positive role in promoting voluntary medical male circumcision (VMMC) as part of HIV prevention efforts, or can fuel fears and discourage VMMC through sensationalist, inaccurate, or negat...
A Kenyan newspaper analysis of the limitations of voluntary medical male circumcision and the importance of sustained condom use
BMC Public Health 2015
This analysis of Kenyan media treatment of condom use has the objectives of: (1) investigating promotion messages in a popular online newspaper to determine how the limitations of male circumcision are represented, and whether condom ...
Improving Access to Health for Women and Girls in Low-income Urban Settlements
L Murphy; C Smithyes (ed) / Institute of Development Studies UK 2016
The world is becoming increasingly urbanised. Over one third of urban dwellers now reside in low-income urban settlements, where living conditions are often inadequate and there exist multiple barriers to access to health services for...
'It is our dirty little secret': an ethnographic study of the flying toilets in Kibera slums, Nairobi
A. Lusambili / STEPS Centre, Institute of Development Studies 2011
Using the case study of the Kibera slums, this paper takes a medical anthropological approach to discuss and explain the untold and common practice among the urban poor in developing countries that is informally known as the ‘Fl...
Impact of malaria control and enhanced literacy instruction on educational outcomes among school children in Kenya: a multi-sectoral, prospective, randomised evaluation
S. Brooker; K. Halliday / International Initiative for Impact Evaluation 2015
Improving the health of school-aged children can yield substantial benefits for cognitive development and educational achievement. However, there is limited experimental evidence on the benefits of school-based malaria prevention or h...
Education for pregnant girls and young mothers
L. Bolton / Health and Education Advice and Resource Team 2015
This helpdesk report responses to the questions 'how do Kenya, Nigeria and the UK deal with girls who get pregnant at school?'  In Kenya, officially, pregnant girls are allowed to stay in school as long as they think they ...
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