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Remmy Butia
Remmy Butia September 12, 2018

HEALTH AND SANITATION CEC ASSURES NURSES OF COUNTY’S SUPPORT

The County Government of Nandi has assured nurses that they will receive support to ensure they provide better healthcare to residents. CEC for health and sanitation Ruth Koech hailed nurses across the county for the extra care and long hours they invest in taking care of patients and saving lives.

She was speaking in her office after receiving a scanner and a router from USAID to support the department of health Human Resource unit for the purpose of updating HRH data into iHRIS. Integrated Human Resources Information System (iHRIS) is an open-source web application built by Intrahealth International to improve efficiency in health worker force management and development. It helps to collect, manage, analyze, interpret, and disseminate data about the health workers countrywide based on international human resources management & development standards and practices.

Kenya is one of the countries supported by PEPFAR in combating HIV/ AIDS, RMNCAH and malaria activities. HRH Kenya Mechanism is a USAID PEPFAR funded project that strengthens health workforce management to achieve improved health outcomes for the Kenyan people. One of the key areas of the project is to implement integrated Human Resource Information System (iHRIS) and optimize data use for effective decision making at national and county level and establish linkages between iHRIS to regulatory and service delivery data systems.

iHRIS enables Counties to save time storing employee records with the easy to use web forms, enhances efficiency in managing employee data since it checks data integrity and consistency, HR managers are able to track the status of their health workers and know where they are stationed, trainings received, attrition etc. The system enhances communication between national, county and facility level as information updated at the facility level is accessible at all other levels. iHRIS provides national, county and facility-related statistics on health workforce numbers and skills and allows partners & other stakeholders to track numbers and skills of health workers for counties and facilities of their interest.

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