Strengthening capacity for evidence use in reproductive, maternal, newborn, child and adolescent health at the county level in Kenya
Event Date: 25 - 27 Jun 2018
Event Location: Machakos, Kenya

AFIDEP and the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) Kenya will be running a workshop from 25-27 June 2018 in Machakos County, to improve the knowledge and skills of county staff to use the national reproductive, maternal, newborn, child and adolescent health (RMNCAH) scorecard. The scorecard which was developed by the Ministry of Health in 2014 (with support from a coalition of partners including USAID’s Measure Evaluation project, WHO, UNICEF, Pathfinder International and the African Leaders Malaria Alliance, ALMA), aims at strengthening the Ministry’s existing decision-making processes by identifying priority areas and tracking the implementation of necessary interventions.

The workshop, which targets County Directors of Health, County Reproductive Health (RH) Coordinators and County Health Records and Information Officers, also aims to improve their knowledge and skills to advocate for improved policies and programmes, and increased resource allocation to the health and well-being of women and children, using the RMNCAH scorecard. Participants are drawn from Isiolo, Lamu, Marsabit, Mandera, Migori and Wajir counties, which account for 50% of maternal deaths in Kenya.