Gesicho MB, Babic A, Were MC. Health Facility Ownership Type and Performance on HIV Indicator Data Reporting in Kenya. Studies in health technology and informatics. 2020 Jun 16;270(270). 1301-1302. PMID: 32570629 [PubMed]
In low- and middle-income countries, private and public facilities tend to have highly variable characteristics, which might affect their performance in meeting reporting requirements mandated by ministries of health. There is conflicting evidence on which facility type performs better across various care dimensions, and only few studies exist to evaluate relative performance around nationally-mandated indicator reporting to Ministries of Health. In this study, we evaluated the relationship between facility ownership type and performance on HIV indicator data reporting, using the case of Kenya. We conducted Mann-Whitney U tests using HIV indicator data extracted from years 2011 to 2018 for all the counties in Kenya, from the District Health Information Software 2 (DHIS2). Results from the study reveal that public facilities have statistically significant better performance compared to private facilities, with an exception of year 2017 in reporting of counselling and testing, and prevention of mother-to-child transmission indicator categories.