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Health, Water and Sanitation

The right to Health, water and sanitation has been articulated under Article 43 of the Constitution of Kenya, thus it is an obligation of the state to take steps including legislative, policy and standard setting towards the achievement of these rights.

Building on the gains made over the years, Hakijamii has implemented several programs aimed at improving the state of accessing Health, water and sanitation, especially for marginalized communities. Hakijamii implements her programs based on the human rights approach and prides in key strategic partnerships and collaborations.

Over the years the following key achievements and impacts have been witnessed in health, water, and sanitation work.

  • Close collaboration with the Water Services Regulatory Board (WASREB) to re-organize the structure of Water Action Groups (WAGs) in Nairobi, Garissa, and Mombasa to align their functions with the provisions of the Water Act 2016.
  • Partnerships with Water and Sanitation organizations Hakijamii is sustaining its efforts in collaboration with KEWASNET to promote accountability in WASH through strategic training and engagement of CSO and communities on social accountability.
  • Building social capital to ensure accountability and prioritization of community generated healthcare issues in the county budget and plans.
  • Mobilization and organizing of community groups and community health volunteers to meaningfully influence decision making at the county level in Mombasa and Kakamega Counties.
  • Training Civil Society Organization on Policy Advocacy and Analysis of Health-related laws in Kenya Research on different health aspects including impact of procurement on the right to health Surveys and Scorecard reports on the functionality of level 2 and 3 hospitals at the county level. In collaboration with the People’s Health Movement (PHM) undertook a nationwide survey on perceptions of the Universal Health Coverage (UHC) in Kenya.
  • Strengthening the already existing health rights advocacy platforms at the county level to grow them into sustainable social movements with active citizens demanding accountability and good governance specifically in the health sector.
  • We have also conducted extensive research on Nationwide Perception on UHC in Kenya through People Health Movement, as well as the Impact of Government Procurement Procedures on Provision of Health Services in Kakamega County, among other research papers.

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With a notable background as a Senior Legal Advisor at the Council of Governors, she provided invaluable legal and technical guidance to several committees for six years. Her contributions to various pivotal government Taskforces include involvement in the development of the Alternative Dispute Resolution Policy, the identification and transfer of assets and liabilities related to devolved functions, and the creation of the National Water and Sanitation Investment and Financing Plan. She has also served as a Board of Director at the Kenya Forest Service.

Key Responsibility

Her multifaceted skill set encompasses policy and legislative development, public participation, lobbying and advocacy, research, and program management. She excels in coordinating key partners, including the national and sub-national governments, as well as development partners. In addition to her professional affiliations with the Law Society of Kenya (LSK), ICJ, and FIDA Kenya, Zipporah is a dedicated advocate for human rights, equality, and community development. She firmly believes that strong communities are the cornerstone of a just and equitable society.

Personal Skills

Design & Development Support
70%
User Experience & Research
90%
Product Design
82%
Design & Development Support
70%