This case study is produced by the Kenya Legal and Ethical Issues Network on HIV and AIDS (KELIN), working with Charles Dulo as a contributor, in the theme work on health rights and law of the Regional Network for Equity in Health in East and Southern Africa (EQUINET). This Paper’s objective is to answer the question, “What difference have constitutional rights to health made in practice and what have been the issues affecting the capacity to claim and deliver on the rights in Kenya?” It is a follow up on the results of work on the right to health that highlighted a need to do further studies in countries that do not have expressed provision on the rights to health. It is a desk review of literature that explores the historical background on the right to health before the current constitution that was promulgated in 2010. This is followed by a review of the legislative framework after 2010 and jurisprudence on the right health, and concludes by highlighting key challenges in the realization of the right to health in Kenya.
Values, policies and rights
Title of publication Mapping the constitutional provisions on the right to health and the mechanisms for implementation in Kenya. A case study report,
Date of publication
Mapping the constitutional provisions on the right to health and the mechanisms for implementation in Kenya. A case study report, KELIN, EQUINET, Kenya.
health rights; Kenya; constitution; law
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