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 health services is marred by substantial resource shortages creating service delivery gaps in low-and middle-income countries, including Kenya. The Innovative Partnership for Universal Sustainable Healthcare (i-PUSH) program, developed by AMREF […]

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 from weekly household interviews covering six weeks before the first case was detected in Kenya to five weeks after during which various containment measures were implemented. Based on household-level fixed-effects […]

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.