Capacity Strengthening

Capacity Strengthening and Advocacy Project

Pathways continues to believe that the 2020-2030 decade will be driven by organizations that conduct SMART Advocacy on health governance. Universal Health Coverage and care will be realized when civil society organizations, together with citizens, identify their key priorities and advocate for the same in national and sub-national policies. PPI is leading the way in Conducting SMART Advocacy training to civil society organizations and youth in Kenya for them to develop advocacy priorities and have the skills to map their targets, their influencers and engage them.

For SMART and evidence based Advocacy Pathways Policy Institute (PPI) in 2020 and 2021,with support from PAI, conducted an Out of Pocket (OOP) expenditure study in Laikipia, Nyeri and Nakuru County to determine how much women, spend from their own funds to access reproductive, maternal,and child health. The study revealed that, on average, women spend $3 at public health facilities to try to access family planning services.
PPI, embarked on a Kenya FP Budget analysis with specific focus to Laikipia county and conduct evidence based advocacy with the county Assembly members as well as the members of the county Health Management Teams.

The advocacy engagement focused on increased funding for FP/SRH in the county to meet its FP needs as well as improve the county modern Contraception Prevalence Rate (mCPR.) The advocacy with Youth and CSOs has led to the development of the Laikipia PHC business case as well as the launch of the Nyeri County Family Planning Reproductive Health midterm review report strategy(https://laikipia health budget analysis.).

Kenya’s 2010 constitution created two levels of government:National and County Levels.Through which planning and budgeting is done. In planning, each County develops a Costed County Integrated Development Plans (CIDP) that covers 5 years and is in line with the election cycle.
In order to ensure the chapter on Universal Health,which addresses the issues of SRH and health costing, is addressed and revised. As a result, reflecting the UHC policy agenda of increased access,quality, and affordable health care.

PPI works to advocate for and increase public participation and engage the county governments of Nyeri, Laikipia, and Nakuru in the development of the CIDPs. PPI advocates for increased public participation and engagement in the development of the CIDPs in Nyeri, Laikipia and Nakuru counties.

https://laikipia county OOP findings.

https:// nyeri county OOP findings.

https://nakuru county OOP findings.

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