Health stakeholders challenge govt to increase research funding

Mandera County Executive for health Ahmed Sheikh (left) at a maternity construction site at Takaba Sub county Manderea west. Health stakeholders have challenged the government to invest more funds in research and data collection so as to improve access to quality services for both national and county governments. PHOTO | MANASE OTSIALO | NATION MEDIA GROUP

What you need to know:

  • At the 4th Annual Health Research-to-Policy Conference held in Naivasha over the weekend, stakeholders agreed that utilisation of research in the health sector is low, hence, affecting development of policies in both national and county governments.
  • Stakeholders also noted that most health facilities had mismanaged their equipment leading to procurement of expensive facilities with little know-how on how to operate them.

Health stakeholders have challenged the government to invest more funds in research and data collection so as to improve access to quality services for both national and county governments.

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