Siaya County Home Visiting Workforce Needs Assessment Tool: Workshop Report

Drawing on recent efforts to integrate nurturing care into Community Health Volunteer (CHV) health services, the Government of Siaya County in partnership with the Early Childhood Workforce Initiative (ECWI), convened a consultative workshop at the Siaya County Club in Siaya, Kenya on September 18-19, 2019.

This workshop served as a targeted discussion on the needs of the home visiting workforce and provided valuable insight on the integration of nurturing care into the County’s CHV services. Representatives from the national Ministry of Health, the Siaya County Government, Smart Start Siaya, and the County’s home visiting services, among others, engaged in targeted discussions to:

  • Gain insight into the delivery of nurturing care by CHVs during home visits
  • Increase understanding and alignment among those engaged in the policy planning, management, and delivery of these services about the role of CHVs and their needs
  • Identify the strengths, weaknesses, and country priorities regarding nurturing care by CHVs which can be used to support the workforce and inform future policy decision

This report summarizes the workshop by providing a brief overview of the home visiting services for nurturing care in Siaya County, Kenya along with the structure of the workshop, and then highlights the policy recommendations and key takeaways that emerged.

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