Chronic diseases pose a significant health challenge globally and effective management is essential to improve patient outcomes and reduce the burden on healthcare systems.

Speaking during a meeting with sub-county focal persons, Promotive and Preventive Health Chief Officer Dr. Paul Wangwe noted that the team plays a crucial role in supervising and coordinating care for patients with chronic conditions.

He said that these focal persons are equipped with adequate reporting tools that enable them to accurately record and monitor key statistics related to chronic disease cases within their designated sub-counties.

“The availability of these reporting tools allows sub-county focal persons to maintain detailed and up-to-date information on the prevalence of chronic diseases, the effectiveness of management plans, and the outcomes of interventions,” said Dr. Wangwe.

He added that by collecting and analyzing the data, they can identify trends, gaps in care, and areas for improvement, ultimately leading to more targeted and efficient healthcare services.

Directors Dr. Evans Kiprotich and Dr. Sarah Kipkulei noted that one of the key benefits of having precise reporting tools at their disposal is the ability to facilitate well-informed decision-making processes, therefore, the Sub County focal persons can collaborate with healthcare providers, policymakers, and other stakeholders to develop strategies that address the specific needs of patients with chronic diseases.

“This data-driven approach not only enhances the quality of care but also optimizes resource allocation and ensures that interventions are tailored to the unique characteristics of each sub-county,” said the directors.