Contrary to the provisions in the Constitution under the Bill of Rights that access to equitable
healthcare is a right to every Kenyan health, health indicators. Garissa County are very poor,
particularly for women and children, with high maternal, infant and child mortality, high levels
of acute malnutrition, and low immunization coverage. The health service infrastructure is
particularly poor, with few and scattered health facilities staffed by inadequate numbers of
personnel. Distances to referral facilities are usually much longer, on poorer roads, than in other
parts of the country. Poor facilities are also a major cause of ill-health. This study therefore
aimed to assess the influence of devolved health functions on service delivery, the case of
Garissa County health services. The specific objectives were; to determine the influence of
financial allocations/budget on health service delivery in Garissa County, to establish whether
staffs are adequate in the provision of efficient and effective health services in Garissa County
and to examine the adequacy of health equipment and infrastructure to effectively provide
quality health services in Garissa County. The two theories that were used are decentralization
theory and transformation theory. The study adopted a descriptive research design. The study
target population was medical personnel, and patients in Garissa County who are 1233 medical
personnel and the patients receiving treatment were 100,651 giving a total of 101884. The
sample size was 384 respondents. This was arrived at by using Fishers formula for a target
population of more than 10000. The study used primary data. The data was collected through the
administration of questionnaires. Preliminary analysis using the pilot test data was undertaken to
ensure that the data collected enables the investigative questions to be answered. The results of
the study showed that financial allocation, staff adequacy and equipment are positively and
significantly related to health services delivery in Garissa County. The study recommended that
the ministry of health should ensure that there is good proportion between workers and patients.
The qualification and the performance of the workers should be assessed to ensure the quality of
service delivery. Further, the workers should be motivated to perform their tasks by giving them
incentives and paying them on time.
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