The devolution of healthcare in the counties was a timely decision that hopes to increase efficiency of healthcare delivery to the communities. However, the devolution of county governments has experienced its fair share of challenges traversing from resource allocation to malfunctioning systems. Strathmore University Business School’s County Health Systems Strengthening Program addressed county specific challenges, focusing on effective budgeting structures, human resource management, quality assurance management and governance and leadership. The program which was run in partnership with USAID’s Funzo Kenya flagship Intra Health and the Ministry of Health trained health care practitioners in over 22 counties.
The six-week program included in-depth coaching sessions with the business school’s certified coaches, who assisted the participants in identifying strategic action plans which are aimed at improving their institutions.