Stakeholder involvement and input were critical throughout each stage of the Urban Health Assessment. On September 30th, 2019, a Dissemination Workshop was held at the Silver Springs Hotel in Nairobi, Kenya. Twenty stakeholders were present for the meeting, representing the national (7) and county government (5), Korogocho slum residents (3) and non-governmental organizations (5).
The purpose of this meeting was to review the case study and literature review to determine key findings and recommendations, as well as improve pathways for dissemination. The key recommendations identified are detailed below.
A lack of coordination in implementation of Nutrition and WASH programs resulted in duplication of programs. A key recommendation that was made by a senior government official was the need for the Kenyan government to take up the responsibility of coordinating stakeholders currently running programs in Nairobi. This recommendation is now included in the policy brief which will be distributed to various government officials.
As the Ministry of Education is responsible for the school feeding program, it was recommended that we must increase their level of involvement to improve the nutrition of students living in urban slum environments.