Launched in April 2014, the Human Resources for Health (HRH) Capacity Bridge project strengthened Kenya’s health systems at the national and county levels, empowering the country’s health workers to provide high-quality care to more Kenyans.
Building on the success of the Capacity Kenya project (2009 – 2014), the project partnered with USAID implementing partners, faith-based organizations, and the public and private sectors to improve health workforce management, strengthen national HRH policies, and roll out the country’s HRH Information System.
A strong health workforce is a prerequisite to Kenya meeting its goal of providing high-quality health services—including maternal, newborn, and child health; family planning; and HIV prevention and care services—to every citizen.
Worked with the Kenya government and partners to finalize the 2nd Kenya Human Resources for Health Strategy (2014 -2018)
Supported the development of HRH policies and guidelines and an incentive framework for attracting and retaining health workers at the national and county level
Strengthened human resources management and stakeholder coordination at the county level to improve HIV care and treatment
Rolled out the country’s HRH Information System (based on iHRIS) to counties and improving health workforce data quality
Helped to transition 800 health workers originally deployed in 43 counties under the Capacity Kenya project to county government payrolls.