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Protecting the right to health of the vulnerable through transparency and accountability

Protecting the right to health of the vulnerable through transparency and accountability

Photo: Alice Ford (Able Child Africa) with Timothy Wafula (KELIN) during the workshop – October 4, 2017.

On 3-6 October 2017, KELIN joined the Commonwealth Foundation and other grantees in a workshop on monitoring, assessment and learning. The Workshop, held in London, brought together 14 organizations receiving support from the Commonwealth Foundation to implement projects in Commonwealth Countries including Papua New Guinea, Tonga, Sri Lanka, India, Pakistan, Nigeria, Mauritius, and Kenya. The workshop equipped grantees with knowledge on developing monitoring and assessment plans that would ensure projects achieve their intended purposes.

KELIN will implement a project titled: Protection of right to health of the vulnerable through transparency and accountability from 2017 to 2020. The project will be implemented in the Counties of Mombasa, Nairobi, Kisumu and Kakamega. It aims at ensuring that there is increased transparency and accountability in implementation of the right to health in these counties. In this project, community based organisations, civil society organisations, the media and communities of persons living with and affected by HIV and TB will be empowered to monitor the implementation of the right to health. The project will particularly focus on service delivery and health budgetary-spending to ensure an increase in transparency and accountability.

This new project builds on a previous one dubbed “Enhanced Protection of PLHIV Rights through Participatory Governance” which was implemented in 2013 to 2016 with support from Commonwealth Foundation. That project enhanced knowledge, strengthened capacities of CSOs, PLHIV, and CBOs, on participatory approaches in governance; and promoted active participation in the legislation process.

KELIN will use the current project to give communities the knowledge and voice to demand for transparent and accountable implementation of the right to health.

To contribute to the discussion and for live updates follow KELIN on our social media platforms using the hashtag #CFGrants #Healthcorrupted

 

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For more information contact:
Timothy Wafula

Programme Officer HIV & TB

Kenya Legal and Ethical Issues Network on HIV & AIDS (KELIN)
4th Floor, Somak Building, Mombasa Road
PO Box 112-00200, KNH
Email: twafula@kelinkenya.org

Photo credit: Commonwealth Foundation



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