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Mathew Thuku

Assistant director, national HRH strengthening, IntraHealth International

Mathew Thuku is assistant director of National HRH Strengthening for IntraHealth's USAID-funded Human Resources for Health Capacity Bridge Project.

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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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Improving Leadership, Management, and Governance of the Health Workforce in Kenya’s Devolved System

County leadership were ill prepared in human resources for health management capacity, leadership structures, and organizational arrangements when the Government of Kenya devolved health service...

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Averting Public Health Sector Industrial Unrest in Kenya: Establishing Stakeholder Work Councils to Foster Harmonious Labor Relations

Health worker-related industrial unrest has serious negative effects on health service delivery especially on rural poor. Kenya’s health worker strike lasted over 300 days, with the doctors’...

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