Eliya Zulu of the African Institute for Development Policy (AFIDEP) describes how evidence-informed policymaking can improve outcomes and increase opportunities for communities across the globe, at Evidence Works 2016: A Global Forum for Government held in London on 29th to 30th September 2016.
In recent years, the demographic dividend has garnered enormous traction in African policy circles, and leaders and policymakers have begun to see it as a strategy for achieving their economic growth targets. Africa has the youngest population in the world. About 43 percent of the population of sub-Saharan Africa is younger than 15, while
A four-day high-level policy advocacy meeting of the Network of African Parliamentary Committees on Health (NEAPACOH) and stakeholders engaged in family planning (FP), reproductive health (RH) and maternal and child health (MCH) programmes is taking place in Kampala, Uganda at the Speke Resort, Munyonyo from 27th June to 1st July 2016. The meeting is
Emerging evidence shows that a large proportion of healthcare financing in Kenya is ‘out-of-pocket’. This means that Kenyans bear the highest costs of accessing health services, which often result in catastrophic effects on the livelihoods of the majority poor. According to Mr. Thomas Maina, Senior Health Financing Advisor at Health Policy Plus, a USAID-funded
Parts of Northern Kenya have been struck by an epidemic of chikungunya, a mosquito borne viral infection. Half of the population in one Kenyan county which borders Ethiopia and Somalia has come down with the infection. There’s real risk of travellers spreading it to new areas. Professor Collins Ouma from the African Institute for
The Parliament of Kenya and the African Institute for Development Policy (AFIDEP) will host a policy dialogue for Members of Parliament (MPs) to discuss what Kenya needs to do to realise universal health coverage (UHC). UHC will ensure that every Kenyan has access to quality health care regardless of their ability to pay for