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Implementation Science Collaboration for Urban Health
The three-Country Assessment of Nutrition and WASH Vulnerabilities Among the Urban Poor in East Africa assessment used desk review and case study methodology to identify and synthesize literature, polices, available data, strategies, partners, platforms, and contextual factors influencing child and adolescent health in poor urban areas of Kenya, Tanzania, and Uganda. The country teams each used a similar design to allow for a cross-country synthesis of findings, which was guided by the UNICEF framework for undernutrition. While the situation differed across countries, there was a general dearth of urban-specific policies, data, evidence, and relatively few interventions targeting nutrition/WASH among poor populations. To learn more, see the cross-country briefs on this page. For country specific information, explore the pages and briefs below.
The Implementation Science Collaboration on Urban Health in East Africa was born out of the initial roundtable consultation hosted by the East, Central and Southern African Health Community. The composition of partners (see below) includes a sub-regional policy platform, a program platform, and research and community partners in each of the three countries. The Center for Immigrant, Refugee, and Global Health (CIRGH) served as a Global Technical Anchor, providing technical and managerial support for the effort.