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Solar Power Support for Health Facilities in Siaya County
Earlier today, Siaya County Governor H.E Cornel Rasanga, CHS Board Chair Dr Richard Ayah, CHS CEO Dr Paul Wekesa and senior county officials presided over the official unveiling of solar power systems installed across various supported facilities within Siaya County.
The solar power systems installation activity is part of an ongoing CHS initiative to ensure uninterrupted health service delivery across supported facilities that experience frequent power outages. CHS has additionally, supported the transition of supported health facilities from paper based records to Electronic Medical Records (EMR) systems which have greatly improved quality of care, patient outcomes, and safety through improved management of patient data.
Since the inception of the CHS Shinda project in 2016 there has been an 100% increase in EMR coverage from 34 facilities to all 119 CHS supported facilities’ in Siaya County. Speaking at the event, H.E Cornel Rasanga thanked CHS for continued collaboration and commitment in serving the residents of Siaya County. “CHS has been one of our leading implementing partners in health and has contributed significantly in the ongoing interventions in HIV prevention, care & treatment interventions in 119 health facilities serveing 82,242 clients on antiretroviral treatment. Over the last five years, CHS has also invested in a number of enablers which have augmented our overall HIV response in this county. ”
“In order to achieve HIV epidemic control a strong health information system with complete, accurate, and timely information is necessary CHS, with support from PEFAR through CDC has invested over 82 Million Kenya Shillings in enhancing real time management of HIV patients through the the implementation of Point of Care Electronic Medical Records (EMR) across all 119 CHS supported sites,” said Dr Paul Wekesa, CHS CEO.
With support from The U.S. President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR) through CDC, CHS has been implementing the Shinda project for the last five years reaching thousands of Siaya County residents with quality HIV prevention, treatment and care.
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