The formal health system of the ASALs of northern Kenya must respond to surges in demand for health and nutrition services associated with recurrent climate shocks- especially drought and flood events – which are increasing in frequency. This policy brief presents seven recommendations from our working paper on how the health system at county level prepares and responds to climate shocks, from research undertaken in Marsabit, Turkana, and Wajir. These recommendations aim to stimulate national policy dialogue and change to build the climate shock-responsiveness of Kenya’s health system.
This brief was authored by Matt Fortnam, Peter Hailey, and Nancy Balfour
As part of the Ministry of Labour and Social Protection’s activities to transform the National Safety Net Programme into a responsive, harmonised social protection programme, an Enhanced Single Registry (ESR) is being developed that will function as a social registry. The purpose of this research is to ensure that the views and needs of the potential users of the ESR at the county (and national) level are reflected in its design so that the ESR will be used to deliver social protection (and other) programmes, including during times of shock. Overall, we find great enthusiasm about the concept of the ESR and, drawing on our findings, provide recommendations for the design and roll-out of the ESR.
In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, more than 200 countries/territories have expanded and adapted their social protection systems to mitigate the economic impact of the pandemic. Maintains is conducting a cross-country study to provide an operational assessment of these social protection responses using the conceptual framework described in this working paper.
Authored by Rodolfo Beazley, with Alexandra Doyle, Madhumitha Hebbar, Karin Seyfert, and Ludovico Carraro
All Maintains evidence and articles relating to COVID-19 can be found here.
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