P2P Learning between Kisumu and Isiolo Counties
This case study documents a peer-to-peer (P2P) learning exchange in which the County of Kisumu in Kenya successfully digitised the collection of community healthcare data after learning of a practice implemented in Isiolo County. This has resulted in improved access to referral services for beneficiaries with preliminary evidence suggesting improved health outcomes regarding community health awareness, environment health as well as decreased infant and maternal mortality. This reform also facilitated health profiling and planning for the County Government. This study presents the process of this P2P learning experience explaining the context, problem(s) the peers sought to solve, how the Counties went about this, lessons learnt, and preliminary results of the reform.
This example of P2P learning was documented, through interviews in Kisumu and Isiolo Counties, as part of the EIP and Maarifa Centre collaboration and aimed to showcase existing practices and examples to raise awareness on the practice of peer-to-peer learning. It was also leveraged as part of the Investing in Inter-County Peer Learning as a Strategy for Institutional Reforms where several Counties interested in the digitisation of healthcare data learnt from this showcase, shared their own experiences and aspirations regarding intercounty peer learning and participated in problem-solving exercises.