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2021 Baseline Capacity Review For Water, Sanitation And Hygiene (WASH) Diseases

Kenya FELTP, in collaboration with The Global Health Unit (GHU) of the Division of Foodborne, Waterborne and Environmental Diseases (DFWED) of the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC),conducted the Baseline Capacity Review (BCR) for Water, Sanitation, and Hygiene (WASH) Diseases in Kenya. The K-FELTP Advanced level cohort 17 residents were trained on data collection using the WASH BCR assessment and implementation tool for two weeks by the CDC DFWED. Data collection via interviews was held both physically and virtually between July and August 2021 with responses recorded on pdf fillable forms and Excel tools. The interviewees were Kenyan experts identified from the Ministry of Health, Ministry of Water, Kenyatta National Hospital, Ministry of Environment and Forestry, the Ministry of Interior and Coordination of National Government, and other non-governmental stakeholders. The experts were interviewed on the 12 WASH BCR components competencies. DFWED subject matter experts reviewed the responses and determined an overall national capacity level and a summary report of recommendations.

An abstract on the Implementation of a national-level baseline capacity review assessment tool for WASH-related diseases in Kenya has been submitted by the program to the International Conference on Emerging Infectious Diseases (ICEID) 2022 Conference.

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