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APHRC share the results of the Improving Health in Slums project
Drawing on results from our study, the APHRC led webinar objective was to discuss the challenges and opportunities in health service provision in slum settings in Kenya and identify key lessons and their implication for the reginal ang global urban health agenda.
The webinar was introduced by Dr Pauline Bakibinga, one of the Assiociate Research Scientists based at the APHRC and part of the Kenyan team working on the project. Dr Ouma Oluga, Chief Officer of Helath, Nairobi Metropolitan Services shared openign remarks with the webinar guests.
The following presentations were delivered during the webinar:
NIHR Global Health Research Unit (GHRU) on Improving Health in Slums: Study outcomes and Lessons learnt from Dr. Catherine Kyobutungi, Deputy Director, NIHR GHRU Improving Health in Slums & Executive Director, APHRC.
Exploring use of mobile consulting as an option for increasing healthcare access in urban slums. Highlights and lessons learnt from Peter Kibe Research Officer, APHRC
Strengthening health systems to achieve UHC for marginalised urban slum communities in the SDG era from Dr. Denis Wanyama,
Projects Director, Amref-Health Africa
Following the presentations, the following panellists joined an interesting panel discussion:
Dr. Victor Kibe, Non-Communicable Disease Coordinator, NMS
Dr. Caroline Kabaria, Associate Research Scientist, APHRC
Dr. Lillian Otiso, Executive Director, LVCT Health, Kenya
Dr. Robert Ndugwa, Head of Global Urban Observatory Unit, UN-HABITAT
Professor Richard Lilford, Director, NIHR GHRU on Improving Health in Slums and Director NIHR Applied Research Centre West Midlands (ARC WM), University of Birmingham
Dr Shukri Mohamed, one of the project NIHR academy members then moderated a Q & A session prompting healthy discussion and interaction.
Dr Ouma Oluga closed the webinar after summarising the way forward and next steps.
If you were unable to attend the webinar, but are interested in hearing the discussion, you can do so here