New videos: Real-time monitoring for health in Kenya

2 March 2018: UNICEF Kenya is using the reproductive, maternal, newborn, child, and adolescent health (RMNCAH) scorecard to strengthen data-driven service delivery in a devolved health system framework. Watch videos of stakeholders discussing the initiative:

  • Dr Hellen Kiarie, Acting Head, M&E Unit, Division of M&E, Health Research & Development, Health Informatics (MEHRDHI), Ministry of Health, Kenya, talks about how the RMNCAH scorecard dashboards are helping health workers. The RMNCAH dashboards are being supported with near real-time data to create a valuable decision-making tool in support of women’s and children’s health.
  • Raphael Pundo, Consulting Health Informatician, University of Nairobi School of Computing and Informatics, talks about a partnership with UNICEF Kenya which is supporting near real-time monitoring (NRTM) and use of quality, timely data to improve health service delivery for women and children. A new integrated County Health Information Mesh (iCHIM) data system supports the RMNCAH scorecard as an accountability and management tool to drive improvements in child and maternal health.
  • Beatrice Onyango, a community health volunteer (CHV) in Homa Bay County, Kenya, explains how CHV smartphones help facilitate outreach by health facilities in surrounding villages.
  • Community dialogue meeting (pictured), led by Dorothy Onyango, Community Health Assistant, Randago Community Health Unit, Homa Bay County, Kenya. Indicators on community level service delivery, such as rates of antenatal care, are manually displayed on a chalkboard. Maternal and child health needs are highlighted and discussed with CHVs and community members. Together, they prioritise responses to improve health service delivery.
  • Elly Onger, a CHV in Homa Bay County, Kenya, explains how using a smartphone made his job more noble.
  • William Ojwang, a CHV in Homa Bay County, Kenya, explains what motivates him and other CHVs to do their work.

Watch all videos on Elizabeth’s YouTube channel.

Through the UNICEF Eastern and Southern Africa Region Institutional Support in PMR Initiative 2014–2017, UNICEF country offices in Kenya, Swaziland, Uganda and Zimbabwe are adapting PMR principles to their different contexts to help inform sustainable and scalable approaches to decentralized data-collection and use, and citizen engagement in government service delivery.

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