The Role of Supervision and Performance Management in Improvement of Community Health Services.

One of the benefits of digitization of community health is improved supervision of Community Health Workers (CHWs) and general performance management at all levels. Community Health Workers are an important resource in community health and a vital cog in the electronic Community Health Information System (eCHIS) wheel that is being implemented in Kenya. They are …

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Amref supports 149 CHAs scholarships to KMTC through J&J Foundation

Developing and sustaining Human Resources for Health is one of the key pillars of Amref’s Health Africa strategic plan for 2018-2022. Seeking to scale up the numbers and skills of the Community Level Workforce, Amref with the support of Johnson &Johnson in 2020 awarded scholarships to 149 CHAs across different KMTC campuses in the country. …

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Resource Mobilization Efforts by CHCs Win Safaricom Foundation Grant

Effective leadership and governance are critical for the management of Community Health Services. As outlined in the Kenya Community Health Strategy, the coordination and management of a Community Health Unit and its workforce(CHVs and CHAs) are done by a Community Health Committee (CHC). CHCs are made up of between 5-7 people selected by the community …

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Remuneration, retention, and sustainability of Community Health Workers.

Community Health Workers (CHWs) constitute the majority of Primary Health Care workers, reaching underserved communities and households that lack easy access to health facilities. This vital cadre ensures access to community-based primary healthcare,  guiding communities on preventative, health-promotive behaviors, and treating common ailments that they are trained on. CHVs are an important nexus between the …

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The journey towards digitizing Community Health in Kenya so far.

Electronic medical records are, in a lot of ways, I think the aspect of technology that is going to revolutionize the way we deliver care. And it’s not just that we will be able to collect information, it’s that everyone involved in the healthcare enterprise will be able to use that information more effectively.– Risa …

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Social Accountability in Primary HealthCare in Kenya

As an important strategy to increase the quality, equity, and responsiveness of health services, social accountability in primary health care has been emphasized. Social accountability is a concept rooted in governance that designates being answerable for actions and refers to strategies that employ information and participation to demand fairer, more effective public services and being …

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Progress of Community Health Service Bill, 2020.

Sponsored by nominated senator, Agnes Zani, the Community Health Service Bill 2020 seeks to provide a legal regime for counties to recognize and remunerate their respective Community Health Volunteers. Community Health Volunteers are the basic foundation of health systems in Kenya guiding communities on health improvement, disease prevention, and treating common ailments and minor injuries …

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