Action For Transparency
The project is aimed at empowering citizens to monitor public resources in the health sector and report on any misappropriation through ICT platforms including a mobile application and website.
A base line survey conducted in Nairobi County Embakasi sub-county showed gaps in capacity of health facility management committees on budget management and monitoring while an analysis of the Auditor General reports shows wastage of resources that should be spent to improve public services.
The project works with stakeholders in the health sector including but not limited to HFMCs ,facility in charges, citizens ,CSOs, government agencies and government .
- BaselineRisk assessment, vulnerability map & baseline study
- Development of ICT platforms inclduing mobile application,journalists kwowldge base , website and a flash survey System development
- Trainings and sensitization- strategiic working groups and collaborationAwareness raising
- Journalists and media engagement -advocacyMedia campaign
- Policy briefs development,review and publication of materialsAdvocacy
- Health facilities displaying financial data on the A4T mobile application has enhanced transparency and participation in budget processes .
- Journalists supported with a grant and mentorship programme investigated and reported on corruption in management of public funds in the health sector and poor service delivery
- Health facility management committes submitted a memorandum to the county health officials highlighting the challenges and funding gaps identified from the PET process.
- Received anonymous reports on the A4T mobile application from members of the public on poor service delivery and mismanagement of public funds in the health facilities .Some of the reports taken up and highlighted by the trained/mentored journalists