DESK REVIEWS | 04.08.03. By whom and by what process are they driven by? What are the motivations?

DESK REVIEW | 04.08.03. By whom and by what process are they driven by? What are the motivations?

According to a member of the Secretariat of Primary Attention from the health ministry, currently there are two big gaps in services provision which motivate priority actions. These gaps are the neurodevelopment (early childhood) and the neurodegeneration (older people living with dementia).

The development of an LTC system is driven by the ADB. ‘The country diagnostic studies conducted… in six countries (Indonesia, Mongolia, Sri Lanka, Thailand, Tonga, and Vietnam) have revealed large deficits in LTC services, especially those providing affordable and quality care. In each country, developing community-based services has emerged as a priority’ (ADB, 2020).

References:

ADB. (2020). Regional: Developing Innovative Community-Based Long-Term Care Systems and Services. https://www.adb.org/projects/53370-001/main

The Government of Kenya is committed to supporting community health initiatives and accelerating the achievement of the Kenya Health Strategic Sector goals and providing support to Vision 2030 (Ministry of Health, 2014b). The Kenyan Government developmental initiatives, such as the Big4 Agenda and Vision 2030, must be realized by empowering communities to lead their own development (The Movement for Community-led Development, 2019).

References:

Ministry of Health. (2014b). Community Health Volunteers (CHVs) basic modules handbook. http://guidelines.health.go.ke:8000/media/CHV_handbook_PDF-F.pdf

The Movement for Community-led Development. (2019). The Community-led Development (CLD) Movement Launches Kenya Chapter. https://mcld.org/2019/01/30/launching-the-kenya-chapter/