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Kenya-UK development award to support the design of a whole system approach to facilitate the functioning of the baby friendly community initiative within the Kenyan health system

IATI Identifier: GB-HESA-10004113-J16579
Published in IATI IATI
  • date_range Jan 01, 2021
  • autorenew Closed (Status)

This project aims to build capacity & strengthen understanding of stakeholder research needs to facilitate the effective functioning of the Baby Friendly Community Initiative (BFCI; a community-based public health programme supporting health, growth & development of infants) within African primary care health systems. Members of our team have shown the BFCI’s efficacy within a randomised controlled trial (RCT) in Kenya and the Kenyan government is committed to scaling the BFCI. The challenge of this transition from RCT to scale is to embed the programme effectively into the health system working with existing resources. The team will engage with community, national and regional stakeholders to; 1) Share understanding of the BFCI, 2) Identify needs for research and develop a whole systems-based strategy for the BFCI uptake and dissemination in Kenya and into other African health systems, and 3) Build capacity in health economics and systems science between the UK & Kenyan teams.

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    Sector code:
    12240 - Basic nutrition
    Sector vocabulary:
    1 - OECD DAC CRS Purpose Codes (5 digit)

Participating Organisations

Organisation Name Organisation Type Organisation Role
African Population and Health Research Center International NGO Implementing


Transaction Value Provider Receiver Type Date
52,523 GBP (Valued at Jun 03, 2021) circle Provider N/A circle Receiver N/A Disbursement date_rangeJan 01, 2021


74,106 USD
52,523 GBP (Valued at Jun 03, 2021) date_range Jan 01, 2021 - Mar 31, 2021
access_timeUpdated on Aug 26, 2021 09:24:47