INFLUENCE OF DEVELOPMENT PARTNERS ON PERFOMANCE OF HEALTH SERVICES DELIVERY IN KENYA: A CASE OF EMBU COUNTY

AGNES KANINI NJUE

Abstract


Healthy populations anchor achievements of human development by providing human resource contributing to development. A healthy workforce is a prerequisite to sustained economic and social development; conversely high disease burden impedes socio-economic development. Health outcomes are unacceptably low in developing countries. Whereas much of the burden of disease can be prevented or cured with known and affordable technologies, in most developing countries resources are scarce, have weak health systems coupled with low investments in public health. Development partners augment governments’ interventions in provision of health care. The purpose of this study was to establish the influence developing partners on health services delivery in Kenya with a case study of Embu County. The study adopted descriptive study design. The target population was 288 health providers at health facilities. Stratified simple random sampling was used to select 87 to select respondents. Questionnaires were used to collect primary data. The secondary data was obtained from published documents such as journals, periodicals, magazines and reports to supplement the primary data. A pilot study was conducted to pretest the validity and reliability of instruments for data collection. The raw information was analyzed to yield qualitative and quantitative data. Quantitative data was analyzed with help of SPSS version 21 and MS excel. The variables were regressed and study findings showed that independent variables significantly and positively influenced project performance. Procurement management was the most significant factor and had a positive significant relationship at 5% level of significance.

 

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