|Publisher||Council of Governors (CoG)|
|Year of Publication||2015|
The Constitution of Kenya 2010 has mandated the Public Service Commission with themanagement and development of the human resources for effective service delivery. Thetraining policy puts in place systems in which the human resource skills and competencies canbe enhanced. It therefore becomes pertinent that funds on training are focused on priority areasto ensure that employees in the public service have the necessary competences and capabilities.Human resource development should meet the constitutional requirement of gender equity,fairness, consideration of people with disability and strengthen the research and developmentcapabilities of the public sector institutions.According to the delegated functions, the Ministry of Health (MoH) is mandated to developcapacity of National and County Health Workforce and to provide highly qualified healthworkers to spearhead the transformation of the country health status through service delivery. Itis therefore expected to have well equipped workforce with relevant skills and competencies inorder to embrace the anticipated change.The Ministry is committed to universal health coverage for a healthy population by equippingthe health workers with the requisite skills to address the health challenges. In the months ofMay and June 2015, the MoH embarked on a comprehensive training needs assessment exerciseto establish the skills gap among the Health Specialists, Clinical and Management staff. Thefindings of this study have highlighted skills gaps that need to be bridged and a dire need forshort term skills enhancement courses in clinical and management areas. This study provides theMoH and County Departments of Health (CDoH) with an opportunity to make evidence baseddecisions when addressing skills needs of its workforce in relation to the available resourceswhile at the same time, ensuring prudent use.
|Tags||mombasa, county, report, training, needs, assessment, kenya, s, health, workforce, ministry, health, august, 2015, REPORT OF THE TRAINING NEEDS ASSESSMENT OF KENYAS HEALTH WORKFORCE MINISTRY OF HEALTH, AUGUST 2015, County Health Services|