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Janet Muriuki

Senior director of health workforce development (interim)

Janet Muriuki is a medical doctor and public health specialist with over 15 years of experience in the health sector. She is the program lead for IntraHealth’s USAID-funded Human Resources for Health (HRH) Kenya mechanism, having previously held the same position under the HRH Capacity Bridge and Capacity Kenya projects. Janet previously worked for Pathfinder International as the quality improvement advisor and as service delivery specialist for HIV; TB; family planning; reproductive, maternal, neonatal, child, and adolescent health under the APHIA II Nairobi-Central and APHIAplus Nairobi-Coast projects.

She has provided strategic, technical, and thought leadership, while activating broader thinking on national and county government and public and private sector health development. Muriuki has extensive experience in health systems strengthening; human resources for health at national and county government levels; training medical institutions in the design of training programs; traditional and innovative approaches for in-service training; improvement of health service delivery in the public, private, and faith-based sectors; policy guidelines formulation and implementation; quality improvement systems; and donor and government relations.

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Technical & Policy Briefs: Human Resources for Health (HRH) Kenya Program

Our USAID-funded Human Resources for Health (HRH) Kenya Program has partnered with the government of Kenya to build an even more resilient health workforce, with stronger human resource systems,...

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Building a Sustainable Financial Resource Base to Support Health Workforce Training Toward Universal Health Coverage

A major contributing factor to the chronic health worker shortage in Kenya is the high cost of medical education, which many aspiring Kenyan families cannot afford. Dropout rate of students at the...

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Establishing Human Resources for Health Units to Strengthen Health Workforce Management in Kenya’s Counties

The Constitution of Kenya, 2010 gave county governments the responsibility of managing health service delivery, which formed 50-70 percent of the county workforce after devolution. In the former...

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Strengthening Data for Decision-Making in Human Resources for Health Management Through Systems Interoperability

Kenya’s Ministry of Health, regulatory boards, and councils that register and license health workers operate independent systems for various management functions. Yet all these systems target a...

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Optimizing Data Use for Effective Decision-Making in Managing Kenya’s Health Workforce

Read how IntraHealth International is supporting Kenya’s Ministry of Health to use human resources data from the integrated human resources information system (iHRIS) for informed decision making...

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