Edwine Barasa is a DPhil student at the KEMRI-Wellcome Trust Research Programme in Nairobi, Kenya. He describes and evaluates the priority setting practices in county hospitals in Kenya.
Researchers from Europe and Africa gathered in Oxford on the 27th and 28th February 2014 to share knowledge on health systems research, economics and governance in health management.
The KEMRI-Wellcome Trust Research Programme is a major Wellcome Trust’s overseas programmes. Its work has had a major influence on national and international health policy. Research spans a wide variety of topics and disciplines including research on malaria and bacterial and viral infectious diseases, work to map disease risk and intervention coverage and work on research ethics and health systems strengthening.
Edwine describes the priority setting practices and examines the influence of actors and context on the content and process of priority setting in county hospitals in Kenya. Edwine discusses how to evaluate priority setting practices and how to identify and propose strategies for improving priority setting practices.