Governor Susan Kihika Leads Collaborative Effort to Enhance Health Services and Ethics in Nakuru


Governor Susan Kihika’s administration has spearheaded a groundbreaking effort to advance impactful initiatives and strengthen research and ethics in Nakuru’s health sector. This initiative involved a collaborative meeting between the County’s Department of Health Services Research Committee and MIDRIFT HURINET’s Executive Director, Mr. Joseph Omondi, along with their Ethics and Research Committee.

The primary focus of this meeting was to secure approval for an upcoming Impact Study, generously funded by DIGNITY – Danish Institute Against Torture. The study aims to evaluate the Effectiveness and Efficiency of the Referral System for survivors of Gender-Based Violence (GBV), alongside assessing the impact of the Mental Health and Psychosocial Support Services project within the county.

The significance of this study cannot be overstated. Governor Kihika’s administration recognizes the urgent need to address the challenges faced by GBV survivors and the importance of providing adequate mental health and psychosocial support services. Through this comprehensive Impact Study, Nakuru County is taking proactive steps to enhance the well-being and resilience of its communities.

The findings of the study will serve as a guiding tool for designing and implementing project activities in Nakuru. Collaborating with key stakeholders such as the Ministry of Health, Embassy of Denmark in Kenya and Somalia, and Act Change Transform, the county will tailor its interventions to meet the specific needs identified through rigorous research.

A primary benefit of this collaborative effort is the opportunity to enhance the effectiveness and efficiency of the referral system for GBV survivors. By comprehensively understanding the strengths and weaknesses of the current system, Nakuru County can implement targeted interventions to ensure timely and appropriate care and support for survivors.

Moreover, evaluating the Mental Health and Psychosocial Support Services project will offer invaluable insights into its impact on the well-being of individuals and communities. This knowledge will inform future investments in mental health care and contribute to evidence-based policy and program development.

Governor Susan Kihika’s leadership in promoting research and ethics in Nakuru’s health sector underscores her commitment to improving the quality of life for all residents. Through collaborative partnerships and evidence-based interventions, Nakuru County is poised to make significant strides in addressing critical health challenges and promoting holistic well-being

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