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A Case Study on Access to Health Services by Vulnerable and Marginalized Groups in Kenya (World Bank supported Initiative)

The Ministry of Public Health and Sanitation (MOPHS), through its World Bank supported projects: the Kenya Health Sector Support Project (KHSSP), the East African Public Health Laboratory Network (EAPHLN) and the Total War Against AIDS (TOWA) project under the National AIDS Control Council (NACC), undertook jointly to develop, separately implementable Vulnerable and Marginalized Peoples Plans (VMPPs) to increase the accessibility of health services to the Vulnerable and Marginalized Populations (VMPs). Specifically, the assessment was to establish

  • The extent to which the Indigenous Peoples (IPs) are benefiting from the three projects,
  • The barriers to accessing services provided under the three projects and;
  • To develop action plans which provide implementers with practical measures to guide implementation, monitoring and evaluation of IPs benefits from the project activities given the geographical, financial and socio-cultural factors.

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Major Milestone: Public Health Laboratories Construction Begins

Major MilestonesThe World Bank East Africa Public Health Laboratory Networking Project had one it is components as regional diagnostics and surveillance capacity where the big sub component was constructing and renovations of public health laboratories at the six sites i.e. National Public Health Laboratory Services, Malindi, Busia, Kitale, Machakos and Wajir Satellite laboratories based at the district hospitals.

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Onslaught of Dengue Fever Outbreak

An outbreak of dengue fever has been reported in Mombasa since the beginning of this year. Dengue fever is an acute febrile illness caused by any one of four distinct but closely related dengue virus serotypes. Dengue viruses are arboviruses (arthropod-borne virus) that are transmitted primarily between humans through the bite of an infected mosquito of the Aedes aegypti or Aedes albopictus species. Dengue is the world’s most common mosquito-borne viral disease and a leading cause of morbidity throughout the tropics and subtropics  Read more