Nairobi, 2nd June 2023
The Nairobi City County Executive Committee Member for Health, Wellness and Nutrition, Dr. Anastasia Nyalita together with advisor to the governor for Health Dr. Samora Otieno accompanied by Chief Officer, Medical Services & Acting Chief Officer, Nutrition, Wellness and School Feeding Program, Dr. Irene Muchoki and Chief Officer Public Health Tom Nyakaba held a consultative meeting with Rapid Results Initiative(RRI) team and key stakeholders. RRI is a result-focused learning process aimed at jump-starting major change efforts and enhancing implementation capacity.
The consultative session was to review the RRI midterm results and develop strategies and partnerships with stakeholders. The RRI team briefed the stakeholders on the three RRI goals that is: To increase the number of painted buildings complying with Public Health Act Cap 242, improving aesthetic value from 691 to 760 in Central Business District. To increase the number of households accessing safe drinking water, providing health and well-being of residents from 1500(60%) to 2000(80%) in Mathare & Embakasi East Sub counties. To increase the number of patients accessing quality diabetic and hypertension management, for improved quality of life for the community from 250 No to 1000 No at Ngaira Dispensary.
The County Executive Dr. Nyalita said “l want to appreciate all the RRI teams for going the extra mile to ensure that we met our goal. Thank you for looking for creative ways to solve the challenges faced along the way. Let’s continue working together and enhance team work. Am so proud of this team and the results shows we are among the best however our area of improvement as guided during the midterm is to maximum our engagement with stakeholders and their contributions as this is a key evaluation parameter that we must adhere to. We welcome the stakeholders present and we are here to strategically assess, what needs to done as soon as possible and the platforms readily available for engagement to reach our 100days RRI goal. Remember this contributes H.E Governor Sakajas Manifesto that is to improve service delivery, enhancing public safety, promoting economic growth, and reducing poverty levels.”
In his remarks Dr. Samora said “This lean RRI team has done extremely well and we appreciate each one of you for the good work. We demonstrated clear understanding of the goal and delivered on that front however we need to work on sustainability measures beyond the 100days. Two of our RRI thematic areas are very critical and require more than a 100days for a long lasting impact. For that reason, we need to look for ways that our stakeholders can engage for more than 100days so that we have sustainable long term solutions that will benefit the people of Nairobi. This is in-line with H.E Governor Sakaja’s Manifesto is running a City of Order, Dignity, Hope and Opportunities for all.”
The Director Efficiency and Monitoring Unit Mr. Daniel Masetu said the midterm report is readily available and useful for learning and guiding on what needs to be done. The evaluation parameters remain the same however each team must demonstrate team synergy, sustainability measures, challenges and solutions, innovation and creativity, stakeholders and their contributions and transformative leadership in service delivery. Keep in mind this quote by Thomson Kelvin “what is not defined cannot be measured. What is not measured, cannot be improved. What is not improved, is always degraded.”