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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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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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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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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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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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Kenya Country Brief

An overview of IntraHealth's work in Kenya.

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