Janet Muriuki

Senior director of health workforce development

Janet Muriuki is IntraHealth’s senior director of health workforce development and Kenya country director.

Previously she was the program lead for IntraHealth's USAID-funded Human Resources for Health (HRH) Kenya Mechanism and technical director and deputy chief of party under the HRH Capacity Bridge and Capacity Kenya Projects.

Muriuki is a medical doctor and public health specialist with over 18 years of experience in the health sector. She has provided strategic, technical, and thought leadership in human resources for health, medical education, health systems strengthening, quality improvement, and service delivery while activating broader thinking at global, national, and subnational levels and within private-sector health development.

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The Best Way to Pay Tribute to Health Workers? Invest in Them.

Janet Muriuki outlines three areas to invest in for a fit-for-purpose health workforce.

We Aren’t Paying Enough Attention to the Health Workforce

Here’s why the upcoming White House African Leaders Summit can help change that.

Proactive Partnership: Nurse Leaders and Community Health Volunteers Work Together to Increase Family Planning Use in Kenya

What happens to women’s access to family planning when you partner nurse leaders with community health workers?

The Global Health Workforce Should Be at the Center of New White House Initiative

This is how the US can invest in African health workers and see a stronger, more sustainable health system as a result.

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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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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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Promoting County Training Needs Assessments for Effective Human Resources for Health Capacity Development in Kenya

This policy brief shares the benefits, and makes a case for institutionalization of training needs assessment (TNA) as a systematic process of identifying gaps in the performance of health service...

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Improving the Quality and Accessibility of Medical Training to Increase Health Workforce Numbers to Meet Universal Health Coverage Needs

Health worker shortage is a perennial problem in many sub-Saharan countries. Read how this Kenyan public-private partnership is helping increase the numbers of health workers through an innovative...

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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 single...

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