Homa Bay: Strengthening the Health Information System for Evidence-Informed Decision Making


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Author(s): MEASURE Evaluation PIMA

Year: 2017

Homa Bay: Strengthening the Health Information System for Evidence-Informed Decision Making Abstract:

Good-quality healthcare depends on a strong community health information system (CHIS) to measure and evaluate critical elements of care and provide accurate data for evidence-informed decision making for improved services and outcomes. In 2014, MEASURE Evaluation PIMA staff began working with partners and stakeholders in Homa Bay County to help strengthen the CHIS, through baseline assessments, capacity building, strategic mapping, action plans, and consultations. The idea was to improve data availability, quality, and use to inform decision making and improve services. These collaborations further developed the county health management team, resulting in the creation of a monitoring and evaluation (M&E) technical working group. This yielded training of trainers and health workers countywide, the development of the county’s first comprehensive M&E plan and county health profile, and improved data for malaria surveillance, birth and death registrations, HIV referral services, and child protection services. 

Homa Bay County teams shared experiences with other counties and explored strategies for mutual learning. This fact sheet summarizes efforts in Homa Bay County, Kenya to strengthen the CHIS and promote data-informed decision making.

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