Financial & Health Diaries
Enhancing universal health care in Kenya through digital innovations
Since November 2019, the Financial and Health Diaries study has tracked 350 low-income households in Western Kenya. All financial transactions and health events are recorded on a weekly basis. The main objective of the study is to understand how i-PUSH – a mobile technology-based program, including mobile phone-based subsidized health insurance and training of community health volunteers (CHVs) – improves health outcomes, access to healthcare and financial protection for low-income women and their family members. Additionally, because of the global COVID-19 outbreak, the study is also able to provide insights into the effects of the crisis on the economic well-being and health of the study population.
An in-depth insight into the household and healthcare financing in rural and per-urban households in Kakamega and Kisumu
EXECUTIVE SUMMARY About 100 million of the world’s population is driven into extreme poverty due to ill health and lack of access to quality healthcare.
The short-term economic effects of COVID-19 on low-income households in rural Kenya: An analysis using weekly financial household data
Abstract This research assesses how low-income households in rural Kenya coped with the immediate economic consequences of the COVID-19 pandemic. It uses granular financial data
COVID-19 is here with us, and with it, the obvious need for change. The stipulated guidelines by the Kenya Ministry of Health on social distancing and increased hand hygiene aimed at reducing the risk of getting this new infectious disease have led to new policies being effected.
The short-term economic effects of COVID-19 and risk-coping strategies of low-income households in Kenya
This research assesses how low-income households in Kenya coped with the immediate economic consequences of the COVID-19 outbreak.
Using the baseline survey of the i-PUSH (innovative partnership for universal and sustainable healthcare) study, this research brief investigates infant and young child feeding practices in Kakamega, Kenya.