Health Care Provider Factors That Influence the Implementation of Policy on Management of Childhood Illnesses in Bomet County

Geoffrey Kipkorir Chalulot, Kenya Methodist University
Susan Njuguna, Daystar University
Eunice Ndirangu, Aga Khan University


The study aimed at determining the health care provider factors that influence the implementation of Policy on management of childhood illnesses at Bomet County. A descriptive cross sectional study design with both quantitative and qualitative approaches was employed. The study was carried out in Bomet County. The study population was a total of 279 health workers in Bomet County Hospital and Tenwek Hospital. A sample of 164 was arrived at which was selected using stratified and simple random sampling technique. The quantitative data was analyzed through descriptive and inferential statistics using the Statistical Package for Social Sciences (SPSS version 22) and presented through frequencies and percentages. The study also established a significant positive relationship between health care provider factors and implementation of policy on management of childhood illnesses where a unit increase in health care provider factors leads to an increase in implementation of policy by 0.759, p˃0.01. The study recommended that Health care providers require support to be able to use the knowledge and skills acquired for implementation of the policy on management of childhood illnesses.