The 2021 Kenya Healthcare Management Project is as a joint effort of researchers from the World Bank and Johns Hopkins University, and the Kenyan Ministry of Health (MoH), Council of Governors (CoG) and the National Council for Population and Development (NCPD).
This project builds on the World Bank’s Service Delivery Indicator (SDI) survey initiative — nationally representative facility-based surveys of primary healthcare centers designed to measure the quality of service delivery — conducted at least once in 10 different African countries.
In 2018, an SDI Health survey took place in Kenya, sampling 3,095 health facilities. While the 2018 Kenya Health SDI collected a range of information on drug, equipment and infrastructure availability, facility hours, health provider absenteeism and ability to correctly diagnose and investigate typical clinical cases correctly, it did not measure managerial practices. Thus, this project aims to understand the different management practices employed by healthcare facilities in Kenya, using an interview-based approach.