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GOVERNOR BARASA LAUNCHES COMMUNITY HEALTH SERVICES POLICY

Kakamega County Governor H.E FCPA Fernandes Barasa on Wednesday launched the County Community Health Services Policy in Kakamega aimed at establishing structures to manage the welfare of Community Health Volunteers (CHVs) across the County.

Speaking during the event held at Golf hotel, Kakamega, Governor Barasa thanked the volunteers for being on the front line in improving delivery of health services at the grassroots.

“80% of health needs in the community can be handled by CHVs thus reducing crowds at Level IV Health facilities; the County will ensure adequate capacity building to see to it that this is achieved,” FCPA Barasa noted, further thanking partners for supporting the County.

Other objectives of the policy are:

βœ“Enhancement of human resource capacity for Community health services

βœ“Strengthening monitoring, evaluation and research on Community health services.

βœ“Implementation of a legal and institutional framework through enactment of a Community Health Services Act.