Climate shock responsiveness of the Kenya health system

Climate shock responsiveness of the Kenya health system

The formal health system in Kenya must respond to surges in demand for health services during periods of climate-related shocks, namely flood and droughts. The impacts of these shocks are unevenly distributed over populations according to patterns of vulnerability by geography and social demographic. 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

Full title: Climate shock responsiveness of the Kenya health system
Published by: Maintains
Country: Kenya
Sector: Health, Nutrition
Type of resource: Working paper
Date produced: 21/08/2020
File type: PDF

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