The Department of Health and Sanitation, led by the County Executive Committee Member (CECM) Dr. Francis Mariao, disseminated an assessment of support supervision findings to the County, Sub-county Health Management Teams, and partners.
The assessment on support supervision, supported by USAID Nawiri and Concern Worldwide Kenya, sought to identify the gaps in support supervision.
The assessment conducted in September 2023, involved 84 health facilities of different levels.
CECM Mariao said that the meeting presented an opportunity to review how support supervision is done in the county, to enhance the quality of health services.
He added that the goal of any support supervision to health facilities is to ensure continuous improvement, use of data-driven decisions, and implementation of evolving health standards while focusing mostly on areas requiring improvement.
The assessment, presented by Ag. Deputy Director for Preventive and Promotive Health, Dr. Kevin Lomuria, said that the support supervisions ensured accountability for healthcare services provided by the County Government and partner organizations.
It will also aid in decision-making, particularly in resource allocation and donor funding.
In the dissemination session, it was noted that support supervision was needed more frequently, particularly in Turkana North, Kibish, and Turkana East Sub-counties.