The Ministry of Health, in collaboration with County Governments and Development Partners, will conduct a comprehensive Harmonized Health Facility Assessment (HHFA) to evaluate the quality of care as part of the Universal Health Coverage (UHC) agenda.

The assessment will target 3,603 health facilities with the goal of measuring service quality, identifying barriers, and evaluating health worker readiness, adherence to standards, and patient experiences.

Speaking at the launch of the Quality of Care Training for Research Assistants in Machakos, Principal Secretary of the State Department for Public Health and Professional Standards, Mary Muthoni, highlighted that this strategic initiative aligns with Kenya’s focus on preventive healthcare and strengthening Primary Healthcare services.

“The assessment will bridge the gap between investments and quality outcomes, guiding strategic planning for both levels of government,” stated the PS.

This initiative is expected to have a positive impact on the journey towards achieving Universal Health Coverage (UHC), ensuring equitable access to quality healthcare for all Kenyans.

PS Muthoni Muriuki expressed confidence in the initiative stating that the Ministry and the government anticipates that it will positively impact UHC by 2030, fostering optimism.

“We extend gratitude to all partners, expecting to enlighten and empower each research assistant, paving the way for successful data collection and a healthier nation,” PS Muthoni remarked at the launch in Machakos.