Research and Evaluation PROJECTS
In 2010, Save the Children UK (SCUK) implemented an emergency integrated health and nutrition intervention in Wajir East, Wajir South and Mandera Central Districts in Northeastern Kenya. The main objective of the intervention was to reduce morbidity and mortality among children under-five years of age, as well as among pregnant and lactating mothers. The program adopted an emergency approach to treat the acutely malnourished in the context of chronically high levels of malnutrition, food insecurity, and poor health care. In 2011, Kimetrica evaluated the effectiveness of the intervention using a range of methods, including reviews of the available documentation, site visits, expert and focus group interviews, and the analysis of beneficiary data. The evaluation found that the project achieved its overall objectives; it also offered recommendations on strategies for SCUK to strengthen both its program management and local-level advocacy approach. Kimetrica’s findings provided direction to the design of follow-on programs to mitigate chronic malnutrition.