Mrs Yaya Munyithya Museve, Community Health Volunteer, Community Unit Kitui County

Mrs Yaya Munyithya Museve, Community Health Volunteer, Community Unit Kitui County

The USAID SQALE symposium (Bridging the Quality Gap - Strengthening Quality Improvement in Community Health Services) will be held on the 29 September 2016 and brought together a wide range of stakeholders – from government, communities, the health service, non-governmental organizations, research institutes and universities, and funders – to share learning on quality improvement. It aims to strengthen knowledge of how these methods can be applied at the community level.

During the symposium different speakers shared information on the success of Kenya's community health programme and some of the ways that quality improvement can help tackle challenges that are being faced in the country.


This symposium was hosted by the USAID SQALE community health service project, a new initiative that seeks to enhance maternal and child health by improving the quality of services at the community level and access to services at facility level in eight counties of Kenya. The project intends to strengthen leadership and coordination at national, county and community levels by embedding a culture of quality improvement through capacity-building and community engagement.

Read our brochure to find out more about the project.


You can download the final agenda to see who was talking about what.

Speakers and participants

In the table below you can find all of the people who presented at the Symposium. A larger list of participants is also available.



Dr. Jackson Kioko

Director of Medical Services, Ministry of Health

Dr. Patrick Amoth

Head, Division of Family Health Ministry of Health

Prof.  Miriam Were

Community Health Services Goodwill Ambassador

Dr. Salim Hussein

Head, Community Health Department Unit

Dr Thomas Ogaro

Director, Public Health, Nairobi County

Dr. Sheila Macharia

Senior Health Manager, USAID Kenya

Dr.  Miriam Taegtmeyer

Senior Clinical Lecturer, Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine

Dr. Lilian Otiso

Director of Services, LVCT Health


Our work in images

We have an area of our website where you can see some of Kenya’s Community Health Volunteers and Community Health Extension Workers as they serve their community. Please do share them on social media.