Integrating Family Planning Data in Kenya's DHIS 2

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Author(s): Aaga Mitoko, Fredrick Okango, Liza Onyango-Abuje, Paschaliah Obango, Linah Oule, and Domnick Abungu

Year: 2017

Integrating Family Planning Data in Kenya's DHIS 2 Abstract:

Kenya’s health information system (HIS) for family planning (FP) is fragmented, preventing the integration of data from multiple sources in meaningful information products. This fragmentation limits the accessibility of data for decision making. Although FP is the second most-funded health program in Kenya in terms of money spent on commodities (primarily short-term contraceptive methods), FP funding is not equitably distributed to other components of the health system, such as human resources, infrastructure, and HIS resources and training (including DHIS 2, a web-based health management information system used to monitor health indicators at the county and national levels). With support from MEASURE Evaluation (funded by the United States Agency for International Development), this study investigated integration of FP data in DHIS 2, the factors related to lack of integration, and ways to remedy the lack of integration. Finally, this report presents several recommendations for integrating FP data in Kenya's DHIS 2.