County, USAID train healthcare workers to improve services
The County Government of Nakuru has embarked on a task to build expertise uniformity and consistency in the healthcare sector as high-quality staff training is essential for improved service delivery in addition to infrastructural upgrade.
Governor Lee Kinyanjui’s administration has partnered with USAID-Human Resources for Health(HRH) Mechanism Kenya to address training needs in the health sector workforce for improved outcomes.
Yesterday, the County Department of Health Services and the USAID-Human Resources for Health(HRH) Mechanism Kenya launched the Training and Procedure Guidelines for HRH to guide training needs.
Chief Officer for Public Health, Dr Daniel Wainaina said the guidelines will help the County make decisions based on market-driven data and disease epidemiology to tap special skills and improve health outcomes.
“The guidelines will also provide every staff with at least 5 days of extra training per financial year, and short courses from time to time in the specific areas of speciality,” Dr Wainaina stated.
Chief Officer for Medical Services, Dr Solomon Sirma said the document will ensure a streamlined decision-making process and prudent management of training approvals, scholarships and bonding.
Technical Manager: Training and Regulation HRH Kenya Mechanism, Mr Sospeter Ndaba said the document will benefit the public by providing long term management of the health sector in the county, new competencies and provision of quality health services.