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Wycliffe Omanya

Former knowledge management and communications manager, IntraHealth International

Wycliffe Omanya was knowledge management and communications manager for the IntraHealth International-led Capacity Kenya project

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Who Keeps Health Services Running in Kokwanyo Village?

Clients come to Kokwanyo Dispensary for HIV treatment, family planning, maternal care, and more. And they all see Nurse Richard.

Meet Lenah, the Only Health Worker in Kyaango Village

Over 6,000 Kenyans count on her for care. She’s a nurse, pharmacist, records officer, and more—all day, every day.

AUTHORED RESOURCES

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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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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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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