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


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Author(s): MEASURE Evaluation PIMA

Year: 2017

Siaya: 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 Siaya 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 and the development of the county’s first comprehensive M&E plan, county health profile, and county dashboard, and stronger HIV referral services, malaria surveillance, and use of data to track a range of maternal and child health indicators. Oma Diere was the first community unit to become a model Center of Excellence for mentoring others. 

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

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