INSPIRE PROJECT

INSPIRE FUND

Over the past five years, the Kenyan government through the Division of Children Services and Ministry of Health has made significant efforts to improve VAC response services. However, less attention has been given to the development and implementation of VAC prevention interventions. There are no national policy guidelines that define what strategies work for VAC prevention and no structured coordination and monitoring mechanisms to ensure synergistic and effective program implementation among the key players. This project provides a valuable opportunity to:

a. Create awareness of VAC among policy makers, county health management teams ,Civil Society Organisations (CSOs) and other VAC prevention implementing partners / service providers and;

b. Advocate for collaboration, commitment and adaptation of the evidence based VAC prevention strategies as guided by the INSPIRE package. This will be achieved through five strategies:

i. Developing country specific dissemination materials that target different audiences

ii. Providing technical support to the national government to develop a VAC National plan of action

iii. Providing technical support to one County health management team (CHMT) to include the INSPIRE strategies in the county annual operational plan(AOP)

iii. Providing technical support to one County health management team (CHMT) to include the INSPIRE strategies in the county annual operational plan(AOP)

iv. Engaging select CSOs to advocate for adaptation of the INSPIRE package

 v. Hold government accountable for implementing the adapted package and forming a community of practice (COP) focused on discussing the INSPIRE package.

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