Founded in 1999 in Kenya, TI-Kenya is a not-for-profit organisation with the aim of developing a transparent and corruption-free society. TI-Kenya is one of the autonomous chapters of the global Transparency International movement. The organisation has over 20 years of experience in governance work at the national and county levels. This experience includes direct engagement with the government, the private sector, individuals and groups. TI-Kenya uses advocacy as its signature approach which is complemented by other strategies such as partnership development, research, capacity building and civic engagement. TI-Kenya's focus lies the health, education, security (police), humanitarian aid and natural resource governance (climate governance, extractives and land) sectors.
Transparency and Accountability in Kenya’s Health Financing Models
Transparency and accountability on processes in the health sector in Kenya has been waning. In 2017, for instance, the health sector witnessed major challenges ranging from internal turmoil caused by health practitioners over corruption to poor service delivery leading to wastage of public funds. The U.S. Embassy in Kenya announced the suspension of approximately $21…
Response to COVID-19
Health Accountability Project-HAP
The accountability initiatives were aimed at promoting effective and substantive civic engagement and civilian oversight to ensure adequate access to essential drugs and medicines within the public health facilities in Elgeyo Marakwet county.
Action For Transparency
The project is aimed at empowering citizens to monitor the usage of public resources in the health sector and to report any misappropriation through ICT platforms including a mobile application and website.
Mobile Drug Tracking System (MDTS)
The main objective of the Mobile Drug Tracking System (MDTS) was to increase citizens' participation in anti-corruption efforts by assisting them in tracking pharmaceutical commodities in their local health facilities. It specifically allows citizens, community health workers and hospital management committees to scan and monitor stocks. Additionally, it empowers citizens to hold the governing institutions accountable with the information and knowledge gained through the tool.
This project involved the creation of the Forum for Transparency and Accountability in Pharmaceutical Procurement which brings together various stakeholders in the health sector including the Ministry of Health, CSOs, the Public Procurement Authority and others, with the objective of monitoring pharmaceutical procurement and supply chain management and improving transparency and accountability in the health sector. It also involved the development of a Mobile Drug Tracking System and the Drug Price Index to support pharmaceutical procurement monitoring.
Global Partners:FOJO Novartis
NGO or Civil Society Organisation