DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH, AMREF KENYA COMPLETES PRIMARY HEALTHCARE BASELINE SURVEY IN LOIMA

DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH, AMREF KENYA COMPLETES PRIMARY HEALTHCARE BASELINE SURVEY IN LOIMA

The County Department of Health and Sanitation, in collaboration with Amref Health Africa in Kenya, has completed a baseline survey of 42 health facilities in Loima, in preparation for the implementation of the Primary Care Network (PCN).
A total of six teams conducted interviews with clients, community health services staff, and facility in-charges to assess the current state of primary healthcare in the Sub-county.
The PCN Strategy, developed by the Ministry of Health – KENYA, is designed to foster a more resilient healthcare system, by prioritizing primary healthcare and improving coordination between health facilities.
The Ministry of Health defines a #PCN as “an administrative health region comprising of a primary healthcare referral facility (hub) and several other primary healthcare facilities (spokes) established to deliver access to primary healthcare services for patients, as well as coordinate with other hospitals in order to improve the overall operational efficiency of the network.”
The National Ministry of Health has engaged 100,000 Community Health Promoters (CHPs) as one of the building blocks of #PHC and is currently training them on the eCHIS (electronic Community Health Information System).
On Mashujaa Day this month, the President will be expected to launch 315 PCNs across the Country in Kericho County, under the theme “Universal Health Care” #UHC.

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