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PhD Student Presents on Kenyan Health Policy
On March 17, Esther Kamau, a student in our PhD program, presented the ePoster “Realizing the Human Right to Health: The Impact of SDG Target 3.8 on Universal Health Coverage in Kenya.” Kamau made her presentation at the Annual Conference of the Consortium of Universities for Global Health, held in New York City.
The presentation was based primarily on interviews Kamau carried out in Kenya in January 2018 with key leaders in government and nongovernmental organizations working on health policy and planning. She is working on the research project with Assistant Professor Gillian MacNaughton.
“Our research examines the impact of global development goals on local policy and planning priorities in Kenya,” said Kamau, who is Kenyan and has studied here in the US and in South Africa. “We’re focusing on the impact of one of the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals on the national and local plans for implementation of the constitutional right to health in Kenya.”