STAKEHOLDER INVOLVEMENT IN PROJECT MANAGEMENT CYCLE ON THE PERFORMANCE OF THE FREE HUMAN PAPILLOMAVIRUS PROGRAM IN KENYA: A CASE OF BUNGOMA COUNTY KENYA.
Introduction:
Kenya has a considerably high number of cancer incidences and cervical topsrnthe list as the most prevalent among Kenyan women of reproductive age. As a response to thisrnworrying trend the government of Kenya launched the free Human Papilloma Virus HPVrnvaccine program to combat the increasing rates of cervical cancer among women and girls.rnAlthough the free HPV vaccine program is on-going there is a need to assess the influence ofrnstakeholder involvement in the project management cycle with the exception of the projectrnoutcome. Specific areas to be examined include project initiation phase planning phasernimplementation phase and monitoring and evaluation phase.
Objectives:
This study sought to determine the influence of stakeholders involvement in the projectrnmanagement cycle on the performance of the free HPV vaccine program on the residents ofrnBungoma County.
Methodology:
A descriptive survey research designrnwas adopted because it was established to be the most suitable approach to data collection tornanswer research questions. The target population included major stakeholders in the free HPVrnvaccine program rolled out in Bungoma County. These are Sub County EPI Sub County MOErnSub County Public Health Officer Health Facility Nurse and the School Health Teacherrncomposed of 220 individuals. Purposive sampling and census was adopted to select a sample sizernof 150 respondents. Primary data was collected through the use of a self-administered surveyrnapproach of which descriptive analysis was used to analyse the qualitative data. StatisticalrnPackages for Social Sciences SPSS Version 21 was used for the data analysis purpose.
Findings:
The studyrnfindings demonstrated that stakeholders involvement in project initiation significantly impactedrnthe performance of the free HPV vaccine program in Bungoma County. The study also found thatrnstakeholders involvement in project planning phase significantly impacted the performance of thernfree HPV Vaccine program in Bungoma County. More precisely stakeholders were engaged inrnproject initiation phase planning phase and the implementation phase but were not involved inrnthe various aspects of the evaluation and monitoring phase especially report writing and feedbackrnprovision.
Results:
Conclusion:
The preceding discussion shows that stakeholder involvement in the investigated phases of the freernproject cycle is important to ensure that key actors play a role in the successful completion of thernfree HPV vaccine enrolment project. As such this study concludes that the free HPV vaccine project team should make necessary steps to ensure that stakeholders are actively involved in allrnthe project life cycles especially the monitoring and evaluation phase where there was evidencernof minimal engagement. Monitoring and evaluation is a key feedback tool that highlights the majorrnareas to be worked on and those to be improved. In relation to the HPV vaccine programme therernare several aspects that should be evaluated including the population reached as well as therntargeted people who miss out on the vaccine are and resolutions made on the best way tornaccommodate them in future projects and therefore the management team should handle this phasernwith equal intensity as other phases. The disruption caused by the Covid-19 pandemic might haverndisrupted the project management team activities and this calls for the risk management team torncome up with ways of anticipating risks and addressing such uncertainties for the successfulrncompletion of the free HPV vaccine project enrolment in Bungoma County.
Publication Information
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Focus County(s):
Bungoma County
Programme Area(s):
Non-Communicable Diseases
Research Priority Area(s):
Disease Domain(s):
Cancer
Document History:
Publication Date: 15.Jun.2022
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