EVALUATION OF THE HYGIENE AND BEHAVIOUR CHANGE COALITION FOR COVID-19 PREVENTION: The inclusion of persons with disabilities and older people
16 September 2022
EVALUATION OF THE HYGIENE AND BEHAVIOUR CHANGE COALITION FOR COVID-19 PREVENTION: The inclusion of persons with disabilities and older people This policy brief highlights the findings from an evaluation study on the inclusion of persons with disability and older persons in hygiene and behaviour change interventions implemented in Kenya during the height of the COVID-19 pandemic. [...] The government of Kenya recognises that inclusion of disability is a prerequisite to the achievement of national and international goals and that older persons are entitled to care and protection from the State. [...] The respondents had fairly good knowledge of the spread of COVID-19, and they mentioned practices such as coughing, However, among the types of impairments, persons with sneezing and handshaking that contribute to the spread of the communication impairment had the lowest reach of the disease, as well as preventive measures such as handwashing and intervention messages. [...] Both PWDs and older people believed that the hygiene country messages and measures were effective in preventing the spread • Involvement of all stakeholders in design and of the COVID-19 pandemic. [...] Experiences and the different types of types of impairments, and use of appropriate modes of delivery of these interventions Approximately 91% of PWDs and 94% of those who were older • Continued sensitisation and awareness raising, through local believed that the messages were appropriate for them (compared level stakeholders and the public health system.