The County Department of Health and Sanitation and International Rescue Committee (IRC) has disseminated the findings of joint support supervision and routine data quality audit conducted in three sub-counties.
The 10-day activity was supervising the integrated outreaches and their linked health facilities, funded by the USAID -Bureau of Humanitarian Assistance, implemented by IRC in Turkana West, Turkana South, and Loima Sub Counties as a drought emergency response.
The Deputy Director for Family Health, Lopodo Ekal, commended the commitment of IRC towards the Integrated Drought Emergency Project as the initiative encompasses support for water, hygiene and sanitation (WASH), nutrition, food assistance, Gender-Based Violence, social protection and Agriculture (Livestock Feeds).
Ekal said the Department of Health was making strides in developing tools to facilitate health facility and outreach site delivery concerning the current findings.
“These tools include Outreach Standard Operating Procedures, Supervision Checklists, HOT-report tools, and Terms of Reference for Sub-county and Facility Outreach Focal Persons, geared to streamline outreach services,” he said.
The County Emergency Preparedness and Response Coordinator, James Ekamais, pointed out that the findings have provided an opportunity for learning how to introduce new interventions and strategies.
The findings, he said, would assist in strengthening the health system for efficient and affordable comprehensive health service delivery in outreach programs.
According to IRC Program Manager, Noellyne Otho, the cornerstone of their services was prioritizing the client’s needs.
She also appreciated the County Government’s unwavering support and partnership.
In attendance were County Community Health Services Coordinator Jonathan Longiti, M and E Officer Julius Gogong, IRC M and E Officer Mark Esekon, and a select group from the Sub-county Health Management Teams among others.

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13TH-14TH AUGUST 2024