Gender-Responsive Health Policy in Kenya Assessing Progress and Priorities Across Disease Areas

Health and Wellbeing

  • April 2024
  • Policy brief

Like many other countries, Kenya faces unique gendered health issues. There has been a growing recognition of the importance of gender considerations in health policies, particularly in conditions where gender-specific health disparities are common. While there is irrefutable existing evidence on gender specific health challenges, the extent to which policies incorporate gender considerations in their agenda setting, formulation, and implementation processes is under researched and remains a critical area of inquiry. Understanding the extent of gender considerations in development of policies targeting health areas is essential for ensuring equitable health outcomes.