Urban Health

Urban Health

Ensuring Healthy Development Among the Poor

The Implementation Science Collaboration on Urban Health in East Africa was born out of an initial roundtable consultation hosted by the East, Central and Southern African Health Community (ECSA-HC). The collaborative’s work led to some notable achievements. At the subregional level, multiple engagements at the ECSA Best Practices Forum resulted in a Health Ministers resolution in 2018. The resolution (“ECSA/HMC/67/R3”) oriented policies for urban health, emphasized strengthening urban health systems through multisectoral approaches, and embedded implementation research to ensure specific needs of the urban poor are addressed in the region.  Within the national contexts of Kenya, Tanzania, and Uganda, the stakeholder engagement process –including the final dissemination workshops – influenced thinking and spurred action. 

Our Approach 

Policy/Advocacy
Stakeholder
Engagement
Process


Consultative
stakeholder
engagement around
urban NUT/WASH
priorities


Continued awareness
and dialogue among
policy/advocacy
platforms at all levels


Policy/program
commitment to
addressing NUT/
WASH in the region


Opportunities for
policy and practice
changes are realized

Enable Parallel Processes to Advance IS Goals

Research
Process


Development of
relevant IS questions


Study
implementation,
including evidence
review, data collection,
and analysis


Packaging
of findings


Wider
dissemination

Resources

Synthesis of Findings Brief
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Gaps, Opportunities, and Recommendations Brief
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Merged Urban Health Database
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