Applying an intersectionality lens to examine health for vulnerable individuals following devolution in Kenya

Rosalind McCollum, Miriam Taegtmeyer, Lilian Otiso, Rachel Tolhurst, Maryline Mireku, Tim Martineau, Robinson Karuga, Sally Theobald
2019 International Journal for Equity in Health  
Power imbalances are a key driver of avoidable, unfair and unjust differences in health. Devolution shifts the balance of power in health systems. Intersectionality approaches can provide a 'lens' for analysing how power relations contribute to complex and multiple forms of health advantage and disadvantage. These approaches have not to date been widely used to analyse health systems reforms. While the stated objectives of devolution often include improved equity, efficiency and community
more » ... ipation, past evidence demonstrates that that there is a need to create space and capacity for people to transform existing power relations these within specific contexts.
doi:10.1186/s12939-019-0917-2 pmid:30700299 pmcid:PMC6352384 fatcat:ukqct4mjj5g2nkz5q7uwthm4pq