Research undertaken on EIA/SEA framework and how health operationalised in Kenya in EA practice.
EA frameworks include health but not broad enough and may dilute environmental impacts.
In Kenya 2.5 million people have been pushed into poverty because of policy implemented on paying for health care service use.
50 respondents (consultants, researchers, some others).
Majority agreed that health is not only about absence of disease.
But said yes it is about biophysical factors affecting health.
While there was disagreement about considering social determinants.
Wanted more guidance material specific to Kenya.
Felt health can only be cover health superficially.
Recommendations made by respondents
- Want health objectives
- Want obligatory requirements
- Need health to be integrated in EA and economic development
- Need enforcement
- Need training for EA experts
- Need community empowerment