SHOPS Plus Pilot on Private Sector Pharmacies Reporting into DHIS 2: Final Report
In Kenya, private pharmacies have been largely left out of efforts to improve private sector data management and sharing, despite their importance as a frontline source of both family planning and child health products. To address this, SHOPS Plus designed and implemented an activity that facilitated routine family planning and child health data sharing between participating private pharmacies and the Kenyan government through DHIS 2. The activity sought to answer two major questions:
- What are the barriers and motivations around private sector data sharing?
- What tools, strategies, and approaches are needed to support effective and timely reporting by the private sector?
This report describes the multi-step approach SHOPS Plus used to implement this activity and provides a summary of the key findings.