HERAF

CSOs and their role in implementation of the health sector in Kenya

The project is being implemented under the UNDP Amkeni Wakenya programme titled 'Supporting Kenyan  Civil Society to participate more effectively in democtaric governance and reforms through implementation of teh constitution'

HERAF through this project seeks to promote an informed civil society and citizens who are able to exercise their rights and demand that the right to health be upheld, protected and promoted as envisaged in the constitution order. The overall objective of the project is to promote informed participation of civil society in development and implementation of laws and policy frameworks required for the realisation of Right to Health in Kenya’s Constitution.

Among the specific objectives are:

  • Informing and educating civil society and public about the Constitution, the rights and responsibilities as envisioned in the New Constitution, health related provisions and opportunities created for enhancing the right to health through the production of fact sheets and policy briefs on the constitution and the health provisions provided for.
  • Facilitation of effective participation forums in which civil society, stakeholders and the general public are engaged with in development and implementation of laws and policies required for the realisation of the rights as outlined in the Constitution 2010.
  • Monitoring and evaluation of the development and implementation of laws and policy frameworks required for realisation of right to health in Kenya’s Constitution.

The targets of this project include Civil society and citizens including NGOs, CBOs, FBOs, Health Sector Networks, and general public as rights holders , and the State organs including commission for the implementation of the constitution (CIC), MOPHS, MOMS,  Parliament and development partners as duty bearers.

By the end of the project HERAF will have;

  • Enhanced civil society and citizens awareness of the Constitution, the rights and responsibilities envisioned in the New Constitution, health related provisions and opportunities created for enhancing the right to health
  • Increased informed participation and engagement of civil society and public in development and implementation of laws and policies required for the implementation of the New Constitution
  • Improved understanding of the role of Civil Society in the implementation of health sector provisions under the new Constitution.
  • Enhanced engagement of civil society and citizens in policy and legislative process under the New Constitution
  • Contributed to the formulation and passing of new health polices and legislations conforming to the right to health provisions in the new Constitution


 
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