IJSRP, Volume 6, Issue 4, April 2016 Edition [ISSN 2250-3153]
Jane Wangui Jomo, Ben O. Osuga
Health Workers constitute key component of the national health system thus central to planning, managing and delivering health services. Rarely do concerted efforts get made to address severe staff shortages in many Countries despite being of critical importance to the functioning of health service delivery. In addition to absolute shortage of Health Workers in Kenya, available workforce is often ill-distributed and attrition rates are high. Kilifi County, one of poorest rural Counties in Kenya experienced shortage of Health Workers. The goal of this study was to explore ways and means of scaling up Health Workers distribution in public health facilities to improve Health Workforce in Kilifi County, Kenya. The study was based on Human Resources for Health pillar. The objectives of the study included; to determine characteristics of deployment of Health Workers; and explore factors influencing retention rates of Health Workers. Information generated will be valuable to institutional planners in resolving mal-distribution of Health Workers and reinforce strengths in public health facility hence efficient and effective service delivery resulting to improved health.