Murang'a: Strengthening the Health Information System for Evidence-Informed Decision Making


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Author(s): MEASURE Evaluation PIMA

Year: 2017

Murang'a: 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 2014, MEASURE Evaluation PIMA staff began working with partners and stakeholders in Murang’a 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 at all levels. 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, training of trainers and health workers countywide, and development of a county M&E plan, county health profile, and county health bulletin. The project also supported initiatives to strengthen HIV referral services and recording of mortality statistics.

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

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