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 pandemic. Memories of how the Ebola virus overwhelmed weak health systems in West Africa in 2014 loomed large, and many braced themselves for the socio-economic fallout. But with COVID-19, this […]
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 and Health Research Center (APHRC) and Amsterdam Institute for Global Health and Development (AIGHD) are undertaking an impact evaluation of the Innovative Partnership for Universal Sustainable Healthcare (i-PUSH) program in […]
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. Governments prioritize to ensure that the population accesses essential health services without facing financial hardships through a renewed international commitment to implement Universal Health Coverage (UHC). The i-PUSH program is […]
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.