Thirty years of partnership and experience on the ground provide the foundation for our work in Kenya, where we're partnering with the government to achieve its bold vision of universal health coverage.
We're doing that by strengthening the country's health systems and health workforce. By making high-quality health care accessible to more of its people. And by producing and retaining more health workers whose skills are up to date and who are stationed where they're needed most.
As Kenya's health workforce grows, we're helping its leaders amass the data and expertise they need to slash rates of maternal, child, and newborn mortality, end the HIV epidemic, and expand reproductive health and family planning services.
9,000+ students have received loans making their schooling to become health workers possible.
47 counties are strengthening human resources for health policies, guidelines, and management systems.
8,000+ health workers have received in-service training on topics such as HIV, MNCH, and family planning at eight regional training hubs.
Provided training for 8,500+ health workers in Kenya to provide services in family planning, HIV, and maternal and child health services.
Completed a national performance needs assessment of Kenya’s health training system, recommending stronger preservice education, linking professional licensure to ongoing professional development, and ensuring nondiscrimination in the health sector.
Helped the government of Kenya develop and monitor its first national Human Resources for Health Strategic Plan (2009-2012) and validate its final Kenya Human Resources for Health Strategy (2014-2018).
Established an active human resources for health advocacy group in Kenya with stakeholders from the public and private sectors.
Cut health worker recruitment and deployment time in half by helping the government of Kenya to streamline its hiring processes through our Rapid Hire Program.
Under our Rapid Hire Program, supported more than 1,000 health workers in some of the most needy and remote regions of Kenya, then facilitated the transition of 837 of these health workers to 43 county government payrolls.
Developed fair and rapid health worker recruitment procedures, trained 891 health workers with up-to-date HIV clinical skills, and deployed health workers to 219 health facilities in rural and underserved areas as part of Kenya’s Emergency Hiring Plan.
Worked with private nurse-midwives in Kenya to scale up access to postabortion care services, link them to other reproductive health services, improve family planning counseling, and help more clients use family planning methods.
Helped Kenya track 43,000+ health worker records and inform national- and county-level deployment efforts by implementing and using a modified version of iHRIS, IntraHealth’s open source data management software for the health workforce.
Strengthened the abilities of regulatory agencies in Kenya to identify performance gaps, review curricula, and reinforce the link between continuing professional development and registration/relicensure.