Detailed Mechanism Funding and Narrative

Years of mechanism: 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015

Details for Mechanism ID: 13312
Country/Region: Kenya
Year: 2013
Main Partner: Abt Associates
Main Partner Program: NA
Organizational Type: Private Contractor
Funding Agency: USAID
Total Funding: $0

This mechanism will support the GoKs efforts to move toward a single unified and integrated Health Information System (HIS)which will replace the many, disease specific vertical monitoring and reporting systems. The GoK and its internal and external stakeholders agree that there is a need for a single unified and integrated HIS system. USAID/Kenya believes that this is a unique opportunity to make a significant improvement in the HIS, and its impact on health outcomes. In 2010 the GoK issued the Health Information System Policy, 2010, and the Health Management Strategic Plan 2009-2014 to guide the process towards a strengthened, unified and integrated HIS. The support under this contract will now contribute to the building of the capacity of the HIS to enable it be the sole source of data for all the health sector stakeholders, including development partners and USAID/Kenyas APHIAplus and other USG partners. USAID/Kenya will provide support directly through GoK systems to ensure that all support has full GoK ownership and leadership. This system strengthening support will ensure that USG support will not create parallel support structures that could weaken national systems. This program is to support the ongoing activities by the GoK to design and build an effective HIS that will improve decision making and ultimately help improve the health of Kenyans. As such, it will respond to the results outlined in the USAID/Kenya Implementation Framework 2010-2015, whose strategic goal is health outcomes and impact through sustainable country-led programs and partnerships which aims to ensure sustainable health impact through strengthening the overall health system. This activity supports GHI/LLC and is completely funded by pipeline funds in this budget cycle.

Funding for Strategic Information (HVSI): $0

This activity will provide secretariat support to the national SI team. It will ensure coordinated, complete and accurate implementing partner reporting for all the PEPFAR indicators through the USG reporting system KePMS. HMIS will also support the SI team in consolidating the SAPR and APR reports, holding the PEPFAR review meeting for both reporting periods attended by Government of Kenya, Ministry of Health participants. Working with the MoH, Division of HIS, this project will work to strengthen the government routine HIS (DHIS2). The USG KePMS reporting will transition to the national HIS. Part of the process will include indicator harmonization to ensure inclusion of the PEPFAR NGI. It also involves working with the National AIDS Control Council and the Division of Community Health Services at MoH to harmonize and integrate the community level reporting databases with the national HIS. The project will also collaborate with the sub-national partners to ensure establishment of DHIS2, through training of facility and district health management teams in data collection, transcription, data entry, retrieval, analysis, use for local action and archiving. This also includes working with HIS management teams at all levels to institutionalize good monitoring and evaluation (M&E) practices, establish learning and knowledge systems that produce M&E products that support effective programming through established joint partners/GoK monitoring forums. The project has engaged the Kenya Medical Training College, to work with MoH and other stakeholders to accomplish two tasks. 1) Revise the pre-service training curriculum for health records officers to include competency and skills to apply the advancements in technology in HIS and techniques in data manipulation for M&E and surveillance. 2) To develop an in-service short course curriculum to upgrade the existing workforce to match the current industry and workplace realities, role and responsibilities, including use of the new ICT platforms.

Subpartners Total: $0
ICF International: NA
Training Resources Group Inc.: NA