Hakijamii is implementing a health rights advocacy project in Kakamega County which aims at strengthening non state actors in the health sector to engage and positively influence the health sector governance. To facilitate this, a network of over 30 organizations has been established in Kakamega County to spearhead community led advocacy interventions. Kakamega County Health Reference Group (KSHRG) comprises of Civil Society Organizations (CSOs), Community Based Organizations (CBOs), influential community leaders, religious institutions, women groups, youth groups and special groups representing persons with disabilities.
Last year, Hakijamii partnered with KSHRG to conduct a study in the county on the impact of government procurement procedures on realization and enjoyment of health rights including access to essential drugs and commodities. The study can be found here: https://tinyurl.com/yc9xphwc
As a follow up, Hakijamii conducted a three day meeting. The aim of the meeting was;
- to build the communities capacity on the Health Act
- to share the findings of the research study
- to build their capacity on social accountability, particularly on health funds
Through the meeting, communities were sensitized on the provisions of the Health Act 2017 and trained on health funds tracking through effective social accountability (using tools like simple monitoring, social audits, public forums, etc)