This working paper presents research findings on how country level actors prepare for and respond to climate shocks. In particular, recent drought and flood events in 2019 in northern Kenyan counties are analysed across formal health system sub-components of governance, finance, information systems, medical products, infrastructure and workforce. Authored by Matt Fortnam, Peter Hailey, Emily Mbelenga, Nancy Balfour, Stephen Odhiambo, and Elijah Odundo
Maintains Kenya and Uganda Health and Nutrition Research Protocol: Health System Shock Responsiveness
This Kenya research plan addresses the research question “How can health systems be made climate shock responsive for all?” The research spans the period 2020-2023 and will take place in Turkana, Marsabit and Wajir counties in Kenya. Authored by Matt Fortnam, Peter Hailey, Teddy Atim, Emily Mbelenga, and Nancy Balfour
Evaluation of the Second-Generation Health Extension Programme’s impact on health post capacity to prevent, prepare for and respond to shocks in selected areas of Ethiopia
This research aims to support the Government of Ethiopia and partners in their efforts to strengthen the ability of the frontline health care system to cope with shocks by assessing the value and scalability of the Second Generation HEP approach for enhancing shock responsiveness, and areas where further support is needed for effective shock prevention, preparedness and response. Authored by Kate Gooding, Jana Harb, Michele Binci, Seifu Hagos, Mikias Alayu and Girum Taye
The objective of this study is to recommend how BISP can become more systematically involved in supporting a shock response in Pakistan. Our focus is on operational delivery of a response by one particular programme, namely BISP. This complements previous work on shock-responsive social protection in Pakistan, which gives a national overview over a number of programmes and recommends different types of shock responses without going into operational details.