HPC Recipe Two, 2016

Recipe name: Enablers and Barriers to Access to Health by People With Disabilities (PWD) and Older Persons (OP): Case Study of Kisumu and Siaya Counties

Origin of the recipe

PWD and older people do not know their rights, entitlement and protection accorded to them by the laws in place.During crises as the said groups tend to be invisible. Moreover, a 2009 census reported that :

-4.8% of population are 60 and above years

-Highest distribution of older people in formerly Nyanza and Western provinces

-3.5% of population are PWD; of whom 30% are OP

-Highest is physical disability


  • Sharon Kibor as the presenter
  • Representatives from organizations working with persons with disabilities from different continents
  • Independent disability inclusion experts
  • Lots of water and air conditioning
Sharon Kibor, Project Officer-Age and Disability Inclusion

View the presenter’s profile HERE


Place all the ingredients in Amani room on a warm Wednesday afternoon after a sumptuous buffet meal at the Boma Inn Hotel and cook evenly for 20-30 minutes.

Recommendations and Learning Points

  • There is need to dis-aggregate program data collected beyond gender. Age & age groups, as well as special group characteristics are important to understand impact of intervention and learn on what gaps exist to enhance comprehensive inclusion
  • Partners working with special groups such as PWDs and Op should involve them in the design stage as well as implementation of programs so as not to assume from perceived needs
  • There is still a gap in awareness creation around disability and ageing in the African contexts which can be addressed by grassroots education and advocacy which will feed into the negative impressions held by society.
  • From Christian Aid’s implementation of the PPA project, partners in the development and aid field can learn that a household and community based approach to program implementation ensures that PWD and Ops are ‘more included’.

View the presentation HERE