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.
The impact of i-PUSH on maternal and child health care utilization, health outcomes, and financial protection: study protocol for a cluster randomized controlled trial based on financial and health diaries data
Abstract Background: Universal Health Coverage ensures access to quality health services for all, with no financial hardship when accessing the needed services. Nevertheless, access to quality
Long term socio-economic effects of COVID-19 in rural Kenya
When the novel coronavirus arrived in sub-Saharan Africa, many feared the continent would not be able to cope with the impact of such a fast-evolving
Policy Brief: Basic Maternal and Child Health Continuum of Care in Regional Kenya
Introduction This policy brief highlights descriptive findings of the maternal and child health (MCH) continuum of health care in rural/semi-rural western Kenya. The African 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
The new normal: How to adapt to new data collection methods
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.