Access to Essential Medicines in Kenya. A Household Survey (December 2009)
(2009; 74 pages)


This survey on Access to Essential Medicines in Kenya was undertaken as part of the WHO Level II Pharmaceutical Situation Assessment (PSA) for Kenya. This is a standardized survey that aims to provide systematic data on access to essential medicines, from the perspectives of the healthcare system (Health Facility Survey) and of households (Household Survey). A health facility was undertaken concurrently and is published as a separate report. Together, these reports comprise the second Pharmaceutical Situation Assessment in Kenya, providing updated data from an earlier baseline survey undertaken in 2003. This report documents the Household Survey undertaken in October 2008. The survey instruments are based on standardized methodologies for Level II PSA developed by the World Health Organization (WHO). The survey was conducted in 30 households purposively sampled in clusters around each of the six selected reference public health facilities in six of the eight provinces: Nairobi, Rift Valley, Western, Nyanza, Coast and North Eastern (i.e. a total of 36 reference facilities and 1,080 households). Data was collected using standardized survey forms adapted to the country situation...

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