Kenya

INFORMAS in Kenya is run by Dr. Gershim Asiki, Dr. Elizabeth Kimani – Murage, Ms Milka Wanjohi

The public sector module (food epi process) in Kenya started in October 2017 and is ongoing, data collection has been completed; data analysis and report writing are in progress. The Kenyan Government: Ministry of health, Unit of human nutrition and dietetics has requested APHRC team to assist in preparing a policy brief from the food epi work, to inform the government on the existing policies, gaps and proposed course of action to promote a healthy food environment as a strategy to address NCDs work. The government has also requested the team for evidence from the food EPI work, to inform the proposed taxes on sugar and sweetened beverages.

New funding has been received from PRICELESS SA to conduct a study to establish a comprehensive understanding of the political and evidence landscape in which policies for diet-related NCDs are being developed (or not developed), and to identify contextual factors (challenges and barriers) within the policy landscape that might influence adoption of SSB taxation and related policies, and the government policies promoting the provision of healthy foods. The project will be implemented in a subset of Eastern and Southern African countries (including Kenya).

INFORMAS is a component of two research projects which are led by Prof Michelle Holdsworth

Kenyan Team

Dr. Gershim Asiki

Associate Research Scientist

Health and Systems for Health African Population and Health Research Centre, Nairobi, Kenya

Phone: +254 (20) 400 1000, 266 2244, or 266 2255

Mobile: +254 722 205 933, 733 410 102

Email: Gershim Asiki

 


Dr Elizabeth Kimani-Murage

Research Scientist

Maternal and Child Wellbeing Unit African Population and Health Research Center, Nairobi, Kenya

Phone: +254(20)400-1000, 266 2244, or 266 2255

Mobile: +254 722 205 933, 733 410 102

Email: Elizabeth Kimani-Murage  

 


Milka Njeri Wanjohi

Research Officer, Maternal and Child Well Being Unit

African Population and Health Research Centre, Nairobi, Kenya

Telephone: +254 (20) 400 1000, 266 2244, or 266 2255

Mobile: +254 722 205 933, 733 410 102

Email:Milka Njeri Wanjohi

 

 


Dr Amy Barnes

Lecturer in Public Health (Policy)

School of Health and Related Research (ScHARR)-Public Health Section The University of Sheffield, Sheffield, UK Phone: (0044)114- 222-0875 Email: a.barnes@sheffield.ac.uk

 

 


Kristin Bash

Kristin Bash

Honorary Lecturer in Public Health

School of Health and Related Research (ScHARR)-Public Health Section The University of Sheffield, Sheffield, UK Phone: (0044)796-476-8082 Email: k.bash@sheffield.ac.uk

 

 


Professor Michelle Holdsworth

Professor Michelle Holdsworth

Professor of Public Health

School of Health and Related Research (ScHARR)-Public Health Section The University of Sheffield, Sheffield, UK Phone: (0044)114- 222-0723 Email: Michelle.holdsworth@sheffield.ac.uk

Module

Status (as of May 2018)

Outputs

Public Sector (Food EPI)
  • Data Collection completed.
  • Data Analysis and report writing ongoing
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Private Sector Applied for funding  
Food Composition Applied for funding
Food Labelling    
Food Promotion Applied for funding  
Food Prices    
Food Retail    
Food Provision Applied for funding  
Food Trade & Investment    

 Presentations

  1. Gershim Asiki presented on the experience of conducting INFORMAS in Kenya at a workshop on food systems in Africa hosted by Priceless SA and IDRC-Canada at Wits School of Public Health, Johannesburg from 29-31 October 2018. This workshop was convened to create an opportunity for like-minded researchers across Africa to share knowledge, exchange ideas and network. Through the programming on Food, Environment and Health, IDRC is committed to building the field of food systems research for the prevention of diet-related NCDs in Africa.

 

Medical Research Fund (MRC) – Global Challenges Research Fund (GCRF)

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