The Department of Health services held a three-day joint performance meeting with Health partners at cold spring hotel, Homabay County.

The routine performance review meeting was held to evaluate progress made and challenges experienced by all shareholders of health services within the County during the financial year 2018/2019.

The meeting that ended today brought together County Health managers and partners such as USAID, EGPAF, UNICEF among others. They deliberated on methods to improve existing service delivery standards and quality of care offered to County residents.

CEC Member for Health Prof. Richard Muga said the County Government despite not being a pilot County for Universal Health Coverage, has made strides in identifying and recruiting 1,500 poor households across the 40 wards directly into NHIF

“We adopted a poverty index tool to identify the most vulnerable households in our community. This will ensure that only the needy households will benefit from this program,” he added.

Speaking during the meeting, the CEC Member for Finance, Economic planning and Service delivery Hon. Nicholas K’oriko appealed to the County Health managers to ensure that all the revenue collected in various health facilities be channeled to the County Revenue Fund account (CRF) in order to boost revenue collection.

The County Director for Health Services Dr. Okomo discussed best practices and recommended standards to develop quality improvement for future implementation. “we are currently building 20 dispensaries and renovating 10 centers of excellence in the County among other future plans. All these once completed will improve health service delivery to our people.” He added.