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Taking the Pulse: What Kenyan Presidential Candidates Promised on Health and Why it Matters
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Author(s): Health Policy Project

Primary Language: English

Date: 5/7/2013


The 2013 general election in Kenya took place on March 4, 2013, giving citizens a chance to elect new leaders, including a new President, for a five-year term. To help maintain and further progress in the health area, the Health Policy Project documented the pledges, commitments, and promises made by the 2013 presidential candidates about the health sector in Kenya. This report outlines what the candidates and their parties promised to do about different health issues and how these promises align with current health sector aspirations described in the government’s existing short- and long-term policy and planning documents. The goal is to provide stakeholders in the health sector with a reference point from which to hold the incoming government accountable on its public promises and a tool for advocacy in pursuing further commitments that can improve the public health sector.

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The Health Policy Project is a five-year cooperative agreement funded by the U.S. Agency for International Development under Agreement No. AID-OAA-A-10-00067, beginning September 30, 2010. The project's HIV-related activities are supported by the U.S. President's Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR). It is implemented by Futures Group, in collaboration with Plan International USA, Avenir Health (previously Futures Institute), Partners in Population and Development, Africa Regional Office (PPD ARO), Population Reference Bureau (PRB), RTI International, and White Ribbon Alliance for Safe Motherhood (WRA). The information provided on this Web site is not official U.S. Government information and does not represent the views or positions of the U.S. Agency for International Development or the U.S. Government.

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