Project Title

Technical Advice on UHC monitoring and evaluation

Country

Kenya

Client

World Bank

Period

December 2018 – July 2020

Position

Technical Advisor (Monitoring and Evaluation)

SDGs

SDGs
概要

・The Government of Kenya (GoK) is committed towards achieving universal health coverage (UHC) by 2022. In his inaugural speech, the President of the Republic of Kenya announced UHC as a key pillar that the government will deliver during his second term. The renewed political commitment presents a unique opportunity for Kenya to rapidly progress towards UHC.

・The GoK has introduced several initiatives to fast-track progress towards UHC, especially among the poor and vulnerable, but they have been fragmented and coverage remains low. These initiatives include removal of user fees in levels II and III facilities, free maternity programme in all public facilities and selected private facilities, health insurance subsidies for the poor (HISP) and health insurance for the elderly and people living with severe disability.

・In December 2018, the GoK launched the UHC pilot in four counties. Under the pilot, all health services in level IV and V facilities were declared free of charge. To compensate counties for revenue loss arising from user fees removal, the GoK committed to provide pharmaceutical and non-pharmaceutical supplies through the Kenya Medical Supplies Agency (KEMSA) and allocate money for health systems strengthening and operations and maintenance. The government plans to roll out UHC in the remaining 43 counties effective July 2019.

As the country fast tracks progress to UHC, it is important that rigorous monitoring and evaluation mechanisms are put in place. Without these, the country will not know what they have achieved, how much they still need to do, and/or whether they are getting value for money and accountability. The World Health Organization (WHO) and the World Bank have developed a framework to monitor progress towards UHC.

This consultancy supports the Ministry of Health (MoH) to monitor and evaluate progress to UHC in four pilot counties, highlight key challenges Kenya is facing and how these can be addressed in a timely manner. The selected consultant will work closely with the Ministry of Health and a team of Kenyan consultants contracted by the World Bank to conduct a series of M&E studies including household survey and process evaluations.

Scope of work

The consultant is expected to do the following:
・Drawing from the Japan experience, provide technical assistant and

advisory role to UHC department, MoH to finalize the M&E framework for the four counties, drawing from the broader M&E framework already developed

・Working closely with the MoH and the Bank, support UHC pilot counties to finalize and implement their M&E frameworks


 
Project Title

Marketing of medical check-up and smartphone application for behaviour change to control NCDs

Country

The Republic of Kenya

Client

Africa Scan Inc.

Period

March – April 2018

Position

Technical Adviser

SDGs

SDGs
Outline

Through kiosk activities, the Africa Scan, has promoted lifestyle changes in order to control obesity since 2015. In 2017, the Feasibility Survey for Increasing the Uptake of Health Check-ups in Kenya, funded by JICA, was initiated to formulate ODA activity under the JICA PPP (Public-Private Partnership) program. At the same time, Africa Scan was seeking the opportunity to expand its marketing of behaviour change applications in the private sector. Given Kenya’s epidemiological transition to NCDs, it is highly important to promote behaviour change and encourage the practice of regular medical check-ups to control NCDs.