Primary care networks (PCNs) have been gaining traction in recent years as a way to revolutionize the way healthcare is delivered and accessed. With the aim of improving universal health coverage, PCNs are made up of groups of healthcare providers who work together to deliver coordinated, patient-centered care.

The concept of PCNs is not new, but it is becoming more popular as healthcare systems around the world face increasing pressure to provide more efficient, effective, and accessible care. This innovative tool will provide real-time data on critical healthcare aspects such as the referral system, maternal and child health outcomes, and disease trends.

Principal Secretary of the State Department for Public Health and Professional Standards, Mary Muthoni Muriuki, held a meeting with Amref Health Africa, Kenya, aiming to develop a dynamic dashboard for monitoring primary healthcare networks (PCNs).

The dashboard’s development signifies a significant step towards achieving the government’s universal health coverage agenda and embracing digital healthcare services. By harnessing data from this tool, policymakers and healthcare providers will make informed decisions and allocate resources strategically to improve healthcare outcomes for all Kenyan citizens.

The Principal Secretary emphasized the Ministry’s commitment to collaborate with various stakeholders, including county governments and development partners, to establish and operationalize this tool. This initiative represents a crucial milestone in Kenya’s journey towards universal health coverage and data-driven healthcare excellence.

Primary care networks play a critical role in supporting universal health coverage implementation, and this innovative dashboard highlights Kenya’s dedication to leveraging technology and partnerships for a healthier future. Through digital tools and collaboration, Kenya aims to enhance its healthcare system, ensuring improved access and quality of care for its citizens.