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Supporting national and county level nutrition resource allocations, budget analysis and expenditure tracking

IPE Africa | News | December 01, 2016 IST

Supporting national and county level nutrition resource allocations, budget analysis and expenditure tracking

Nutrition contributes to economic, social and human development. Good nutrition throughout the lifecycle is a pre-requisite to good health, which adds quality to life and is at the core of a strong and productive society. The aim of Kenya Vision 2030 is “the globally competitive and prosperous country with a high quality of life by 2030”. It aims at transforming Kenya into a “newly industrialised, middle income country providing a high quality life in a clean and secure environment.

 

Malnutrition is one of the biggest threats to Kenya’s attainment of Vision 2030. Additionally, Kenya lacks a system for tracking nutrition investments at both national and county level to determine the level of investments.

 

UNICEF seeks to track allocations and expenditure on Nutrition Support activities at national level and in six counties (Homabay, Kakamega, Kitui, Turkana, Marsabit and Wajir), the data will be used to refine the financial tracking tool for nutrition and develop a user manual for application at national and county levels.

 

The image above depicts of Manyatta Jillo Health Centre in Marsabit County in Kenya. In the first week of November, we conducted a visit for the data collection in the project: Consultancy Services to Support National and County Level Nutrition Resource Allocations, Budget Analysis and Expenditure Tracking.

-Evans Okech Ochieng

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