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


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Author(s): MEASURE Evaluation PIMA

Year: 2017

Kilifi: 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. In 2012, MEASURE Evaluation PIMA staff began working with partners and stakeholders in Kilifi 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 stakeholder forums and training of trainers and health workers countywide; the development of the county’s first comprehensive M&E plan and county health profile; stronger HIV referral services; and more accurate tracking of births, deaths, and a range of maternal and child health indicators. The Mwele Community Unit was selected as the county’s first model Center of Excellence to conduct mentorship visits to other facilities.

This fact sheet outlines efforts to strengthen the CHIS and promote data-informed decision making in Kilifi County, Kenya.

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