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The funzo kenya project


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The funzo kenya project

  1. 1. Transforming health workforce training Dr. James Mwanzia Chief of Party May 3, 2012
  2. 2. Introduction A National Training Mechanism which aims to increase the numbers of new health workers trained To address current health workers training needs and skills gaps Build the capacities of training institutions Work with regulatory authorities to create demand for health workforce training
  3. 3. FUNZOKenya partners IntraHealth International Inc. The Kenya Healthcare Federation Results for Development Great Lakes University of Kisumu University of North Carolina Other resource partners – AMREF, SBS
  4. 4. Four drivers of change Financing Public-private participation Technology Accountability
  5. 5. Financing Increasing financial access through loans and scholarships for prospective students and health workers Brokering partnerships with the private sector to invest in health workers and training institutions Aligning financial incentives towards rewarding high performance Prioritizing cost recovery models of training delivery
  6. 6. Public-private participation Mobilize the private sector – technology firms, financial institutions – to engage in health system Non-state institutions to offer high quality, relevant and accredited programs Public sector must remove policy barriers that hinder private sector investments and seek creative partnerships with the private sector Tap entrepreneurial ideas of the private sector for meeting demand for skilled health workers
  7. 7. Technology Use technological innovations for training Use of distance learning, mobile phones, hand- held devices for enhanced patient care Virtual networks for collaboration and sharing Tap entrepreneurial ideas of the private sector for meeting demand for skilled health workers Use the iHRIS for availability and use of accurate data for forecasting, resource mobilization and tracking
  8. 8. Accountability Training institutions and regulatory bodies to be responsive to population needs, cadres of health workers and the health system Responsibility for the outcomes expected to be achieved Offer relevant courses, increase enrollment and output, use of e-learning methods Regular curricular reviews, quality assurance, efficiency and cost-effectiveness Continued professional development to be used to create demand for training and have CPD credits for maintaining licenses
  9. 9. Framework Increase training of new health workers Results Increased sustainable production of health Address Current training workers Expected end result needs Adequate health workers Quality, accessible and with updated skills and responsive courses for knowledge Support the training health workers facilities Professional licensure linked to professional Support regulatory development bodies
  10. 10. The unique partnership with KHF Creating and enabling environment for training fees access; expanding access to loans and scholarships especially for the most in need Working with institutions that already offer loans and scholarships – HELB, Equity bank Promoting partnerships with local / international financing institutions – IFC, WB, AfDB, etc. Working with private healthcare providers and training institutions
  11. 11. The unique partnership with KHF(continued) Increasing admission capacity in selected training institutions Focusing on remote areas especially northern and other arid lands Focusing on cadres with critical gaps Looking at boding mechanisms for students to serve the sponsoring institutions after graduation Working on cost recovery mechanisms for enhancing sustainability
  12. 12. Expected results Increased number of new health workers trained Current health workers training needs addressed Strengthened capacity of training institutions Regulatory bodies supported to create demand for training
  13. 13. Recognition The ministries of health leadership in spearheading public-private sector partnerships The IFC/World Bank – Health in Africa Initiative The Kenya Healthcare Federation USAID
  14. 14. Thank