KMET meets record officers and county health stakeholders over validity of Reproductive Health data.

KMET team, SCHRIOs, Service Providers, and RH coordinators from Siaya and Migori County held their Closing the Gap annual review meeting on Reproductive Health at Ikonia hotel in Kisumu, with the goal of increasing awareness, access to, and use of quality family planning and Post-abortion Care (PAC) more so the Long Acting Reversible contraceptives (LARC)

The objectives of the meeting were to strengthen capacity of facilities to deliver PAC and Family Planning services, deliver quality facility-based family planning and PAC information and services to women and young people of reproduction, increase the capacity of community health workers and youth peer providers to provide information on and referrals to facilities for PAC and Family Planning services and also to advocate for increased access to family planning and Post-Abortion Care services at the community level.

During the meeting, one of the key issues that emerged were that of data discrepancies between dhis2 data and KMET data which prompted the participants into discussion on the possible gaps resulting into variance of this data and it was realized that MOH reporting and KMET reporting are done on different dates with different people, there is confusion in the current MOH tool for IUCD and implants, some service providers also carry forward data from the previous month to the next month in case they have served more clients and hit the target whereas in the MOH, that carried forward data is captured in the previous month and also, providers are not empowered to have viewer rights to countercheck and consult with the SCHRIOs in case of discrepancies.

In response to the discrepancies, action points were developed in that, a team to be constituted for DQA consisting of RH coordinators, KMETs M&E officer, sub county HRIOs and program coordinator who will work jointly to conduct DQA for both Migori and Siaya county. Monthly review meetings are also to be conducted on the quality of data, providers to be given viewer rights for dhis2 to countercheck with source records and incase of any discrepancies to alert the SCHRIOs to update accordingly and also, commodities given out should go directly to facilities and a delivery note given to sub county pharmacist.