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Welcome to HERAF

Health Rights Advocacy Forum (HERAF) is a non-governmental organization that works through strategic partners in the form of Health Professionals Bodies and Associations, Non-Governmental Organizations (NGOs), Patients’ Organizations, Faith Based Organizations (FBOs), Research Institutions and Universities involved in health issues, HIV&AIDS and Human Rights Networks among others to advocate for health as a fundamental human right in Kenya. It was established in 2006 and registered as a Non-Governmental Organization (NGO) in Kenya by the NGO coordination board in 2007.

Strategic Areas of Focus

  • Create and Increase Awareness on the Right to Health in Kenya
  • Evidence Based Advocacy for Health System Strengthening at National and County Levels
  • Strengthen Community Participation in Health Sector Governance
  • Promote Efficient and Sustainable Health Care Financing System
  • Intitutional Development of HERAF Systems for Delivery of the Organisational Mandate

 

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Towards Gender Sensitive and Transformative HIV Programming For CSOs Towards Gender Sensitive and Transformative HIV Programming For CSOsOver the past two decades, research and strategies to combat HIV have ... Read more
Supporting Community’s Role in Monitoring Management and Governance of Health Care Services in Kenya’s Health Facilities Over the last 3 years HERAF under the European Commission has been increasing community members’ participation in health sector management... Read more
Strengthening Community Participation in Health Sector Management and Governance in Kenya. Background The programme ran for 3yrs beginning 2009 to 2011 and aimed at strengthening Community Participation in Health Sector Governance and ... Read more
Scaling up the Capacity of Women and Men Organisations to Engage in Gender and HIV Responsive Programming in Kenya In the course of its programmes implementation, HERAF continues to build the capacity of organisations working in the area of gender, HIV ... Read more
Advocating for Constitution Implementation in Kenya’s Health Sector The promulgation of the constitution of Kenya on 27th August, 2010 was a major milestone towards the realization of the highest attai... Read more
Amkeni wa Kenya The purpose of this project is to enable civil society and citizens to understand the New Constitution including awareness of the rights and... Read more
Health Policy Action Fund (HPAF) The overall purpose of this action is to advocate for timely development and implementation of health sector legislations, policies, stan... Read more
Monitoring health services delivery, budgetary and management of health funds This project is supported by the Open Society Initiative for East Africa (OSIEA) and The Open Society Public Health Program’s Account... Read more
Increasing Family Planning Progrmme Budget Allocation and Utilization in Kenya In 1970s and 1980s Kenya had a successful Family Planning (FP) programme. The programme stalled in the 1990s due to inadequate investm... Read more
EU Project Background Health Rights Advocacy Forum (HERAF) as a partners of Kenya Human Rights Commission (KHRC) won a competitive accountable gra... Read more
Citizen Participation Where is Citizen Participation and involvement in the drafting legislative documents in Kenya? The Constitution of Kenya, Chapter 8, P... Read more
Scaling up the Capacity of HIV + Women’s Organisations to Engage in Gender and HIV Responsive Programming in Kenya Past responses to HIV and AIDs in programming have not addressed gender issues adequately, with the gender component in HIV programming bein... Read more
Institutional Strengthening Project FANIKISHA CSOs in the health sector in Kenya continue to face a myriad of issues that impede their effective participation in responsive pr... Read more