Launch of Referral Strategy and Guidelines
MEASURE Evaluation PIMA (MEval-PIMA), in collaboration with the Kenya Ministry of Health (MOH), USAID and World Health Organization launched the Kenya Health Sector Referral Strategy and the Referral Implementation Guidelines.
The documents serve as a foundation for the country's health system intended to yield continuity in health care provision and strong links between various levels of care, including hospitals. The strategy provides a framework that guides functional referral system building. The implementation guidelines inform health workers of their roles and responsibilities in the referral system.
"We are working with the MOH and other key stakeholders to create a harmonized system," said MEval-PIMA's Project Director, Edward Kunyanga.
MEval-PIMA will support the Ministry of Health's efforts to strengthen the referral system by identifying and using quality data for everyday decision making. These efforts should result in a well-functioning referral system that provides patients with improved healthcare, access and equity, and ultimately improved health outcomes for the country.
Launch meeting in the news:
Why Hospital Guidelines are Necessary, July 23, Capital News
Referral Hospitals Guidelines, July 23, KTN