Kenya Health Workforce Information System

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Kenya Health Workforce Information System
Waters, et al. (2013) indicated that KHWIS includes groups of databases in related design and implement to track workforce deployment in 2002. Until recently, KHWIS was developed with web-based application in 2012 (Ipublic Health, 2013).

KHWIS received the workers’ data from all provinces and linked with developed data at Ministry of Medical services (MoMS). The technology devices are maintained by the local company.
Figure 3: The diagram of Kenya health workforce information system Source: Kenya Health Workforce, 2010, p.5
A number of studies have analysed that KHWIS consists of health workforce supply and distribution of four health professional councils. These are the Nursing Council of Kenya, the Kenya Medical Laboratory Technicians, Clinical Officers Council and the Kenya Medical Practitioners and Dentists Broad as can be seen from in Figure 3 (Kenya Health Workforce, 2010; Ministry of Medical Services, 2011). In 2010, KHWIS has collected all of health care workers in the public sector from every province to the deployment database in chief nursing officer, clinical officer, medical service and laboratory officer. Besides, KHWIS expanded also to collect health workforce data in private sectors (Kenya Health Workforce, 2010; National Academies, 2011; Emory School of Nursing, 2010).

As shown in Figure 4, recent research illustrated the example data elements that are captured for deploying health workers in the public sector…
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