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


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Author(s): MEASURE Evaluation PIMA

Year: 2017

Kakamega: 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 aimed at improving services and outcomes at all levels. In 2012, MEASURE Evaluation PIMA staff began working with partners and Kakamega County stakeholders 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 the 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 stronger HIV referral services and malaria surveillance. 

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

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