DONOR-SUPPORTED HEALTH WORKERS IN NANDI TRANSITION TO COUNTY PAYROLL
Making available and retaining trained health personnel is the cornerstone of Nandi County’s strategic response to the increasing demand for medicare by the growing population and prevalence of life threatening
To ensure that donor contracted health workforce sustainably and progressively fill in the existing gaps in human resources for health in the health sector for quality service delivery, the county government of Nandi has today transitioned over 39 Walter Reed Programme (WRP) health workers; Clinical Officers, Nurses, Laboratory and Pharmaceutical Technologists to the county government payroll as the donor is exiting Nandi program area.
While issuing letters of employment to the health workers, Governor Sang said the county was focused on providing quality and affordable health services adding that the Public Service Board had vetted the workers before employing them.
The donor-supported Health Workers Contracting model was adopted in 2006 by partners such as the WALTER REED, USAID, DANIDA, UNICEF, CDC, CLINTON Foundation and others in response to government’s appeal to hire and deploy health workers to both public and FBO health facilities.