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Kenya Makes Progress in the War Against Malaria
Findings from the newly-released 2015 Kenya Malaria Indicator Survey (KMIS) show that the prevalence of malaria in Kenya has dropped from 11 percent in 2010 to eight percent in 2015.
Are Health Facilities Ready to Provide Emergency Obstetric and Newborn Care?
In July 2013, in partnership with USAID, Kenya’s Ministry of Health embarked on a program to expand emergency obstetric and newborn care services to 15 counties spanning the country’s 10 major regions. As part of this effort, MEASURE Evaluation PIMA analyzed research findings and disseminated them to county teams.
Kenya Launches a Revised Malaria Strategy
MEASURE Evaluation PIMA (MEval-PIMA), in collaboration with the Kenya Ministry of Health (MOH), and World Health Organization (WHO), launched the Revised Kenya Malaria Strategy 2009–2018, and Kenya Malaria Monitoring and Evaluation Plan 2009–2018.
Garissa County Launch Health Sector Monitoring and Evaluation Plan
The Garissa County Ministry of Health launched its County Health Sector Monitoring and Evaluation Plan in April. The M&E plan was developed with financial and technical support from MEASURE Evaluation PIMA project.
Promoting Data Use to Manage a Transitioning Kenyan Health Sector
In 2015, Kenya's Ministry of Health convened the country’s first National Health and Leadership Congress. MEASURE Evaluation PIMA provided extensive support to establishing the conference agenda.
Partnerships and Improved Strategic Information Scales Up Emergency Obstetric and Newborn Care in Kenya
USAID implementing partners, including MEASURE Evaluation PIMA, embarked on an initiative to scale up emergency obstetric and newborn care (EmONC) services to an initial 15 counties in Kenya with high rates of maternal mortality, with varying results.
Developing a Child Protection Information Management System in Kenya
MEASURE Evaluation PIMA is working with Kenya's Department of Children Services to support the development of a robust child protection information management system.
Tracking Maternal and Newborn Health Interventions in Kenya
The Kenyan Ministry of Health, in collaboration with development partners, including critical support from MEASURE Evaluation PIMA, developed a reproductive, maternal, newborn, and child health (RMNCH) Scorecard for the country. The result of this work is a quarterly Scorecard comprising 27 national- and county-level indicators across six categories that span the care continuum.
Ending Child Marriage: Using data to protect the young
MEASURE Evaluation PIMA (MEval-PIMA) is currently working to address data challenges in the Kenyan child rights and welfare sector, working with the country’s Department of Children Services (DCS).
Launch of Referral Strategy and Guidelines
In collaboration with the Kenyan Ministry of Health, USAID and World Health Organization launched the Kenya Health Sector Referral Strategy and the Referral Implementation Guidelines.
Making a Difference in Malaria Control through Surveillance
In support of the government’s efforts, MEASURE Evaluation-PIMA (MEval-PIMA) developed a comprehensive malaria surveillance training package and a roll-out plan for malaria surveillance in the country.
Malaria Forum Ends with Commitment to Eliminate Disease
The second Kenya National Malaria Forum concluded with the promise to confront the dangers of malaria in the country by boosting the collaborative efforts between the counties and the national government.
Commemoration of World Malaria Day in Kenya
MEASURE Evaluation-PIMA currently supports the National Malaria Control Program in strengthening malaria surveillance systems in Kenya. As celebrations continue, MEASURE Evaluation-PIMA will be concluding the last day of a series of trainings on malaria surveillance for over 640 health workers from Migori, Homa Bay, Kisumu, and Kakamega counties.
Child Protection IMS Development Kicks Off with Stakeholders’ Mapping and Engagement
In April, stakeholders involved in child protection services held a meeting in Western Kenya to discuss the development of a Child Protection Information Management System.
Child Protection through Data Use
An increasing number of Kenyan government institutions, including the Department for Children's Services, are embracing the need for data for informed decision making. This is evidenced by the active participation of multiple stakeholders working in child protection nationally who attended a recent workshop in Nakuru, Western Kenya, to discuss the upgrading of a national Child Protection Information Management System.
Investing in the Future: Know What Works to Defeat Malaria
One of the most neglected components of the anti-malaria response is rigorous monitoring and evaluation (M&E). Without a cross-cutting, effective M&E system to support their implementation, malaria interventions can result in misplaced allocation of resources and uncertainty regarding the ultimate impact of programs. In Kenya, the MEASURE Evaluation-PIMA project works with the Ministry of Health’s Malaria Control Unit as part of its mandate to strengthen M&E capacity.
Improving Information Management Systems for Better Child Protection Services
MEASURE Evaluation PIMA is supporting the Department of Children’s Services in systems strengthening and capacity building at the national and county levels to enhance its child protection information management systems so that it can capture its diverse information needs and provide comprehensive data to all actors in the child protection system.
June 2016 Activity Update
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