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HEALTH IN KENYA

The Constitution of Kenya 2010 devolved health services to the counties, which meant a complete change in the Health structure and its management in the country. The national Government handles all the level 4 hospitals which offer highly specialized care. Level 3, level 2 and level 1 healthcare centers are under the management of the county governments

Global evidence points to a direct correlation between the size of a country’s health workforce and its health outcomes. Over the last decade, Kenya’s progress in improving the overall health status of its population has had mixed results. While life expectancy has gone up and interventions to address specific diseases including HIV/AIDs, Tuberculosis and Malaria have yielded positive results, much remains to be done.

Kenya is facing a great danger due to diseases/conditions belonging to mainly three domains, which are communicable diseases, non-communicable diseases/conditions  and  violence/injuries.  These diseases/conditions continue to contribute to the high disease burden in the country, hence calling for more specialized human resources for health.

The top five causes of outpatient morbidity in Kenya are Malaria, Diseases of the Respiratory System (including pneumonia), Skin Diseases, diarrhea and accidents accounting for about 70 percent of total causes of morbidity. Malaria contributes about a third of total outpatient morbidity.

Source: Human Resource Strategy 2014-2018

Health Policy 2014-2030

Health information guide

Access Afya

Access Afya focuses on scaling Heart health in Kenya

Cross Boarder Health requirements for East Africa Community

a few requirements are suggested to travel across various East African Countries

LINDA MAMA SERVICES (NHIF)

Provides a package of basic health services on the basis of need.

HEALTHRIGHT INTERNATIONAL

Seeks to empower marginalized communities to live healthy lives

Living Goods

Living Goods seeks to drive lasting impact in community health-saving and improving lives.

Maasai Wilderness Conservation Trust (MWCT)

MWCT works to protect ecosystems and biodiversity of East Africa, through conservation.

Nutrition International

Focuses on improving nutrition for the world’s most vulnerable, especially women and girls.

Kenya Aid Sanitary Health and Reproductive Education (SHARE)

Provides environmentally responsible, economically sustainable and culturally sensitive fabric sanitary pads.

Maternal Health Task Force (MHFT)

MHTF works towards ending preventable maternal mortality and morbidity worldwide.

Women and Health Alliance International (WAHA)

WAHA International has implemented several fistula repairs camps in Kenya since 2015,

White Ribbon Alliance - Kenya (WRA Kenya)

WRA Kenya focuses on ensuring that all Kenyan women realize their rights to a safe pregnancy and childbirth.

La-Femme Healthcare Clinic

Lafemme Healthcare delivers quality, professional, affordable, efficient healthcare for Women.

Oasis Health Specialty Hospital (OHSH)

OHSH mission is to offer holistic customer centric healthcare through adherence to Best Practice.

Abbott

Abbott focuses on transforming healthcare in Kenya.

Matter

MATTER focuses on eliminating barriers to a healthier life.

Changamka Micro Health Limited

Provides financing mechanisms for the delivery of affordable healthcare.

Ja Mbo Health

Ja-Mbo Health focuses on personal, community, national and global health.

The Kenya Women & Children’s Wellness Centre (KWCWC)

KWCWC promotes equity and excellence in healthcare for women and children.

Women’s Health Education Program

Women’s Health Education Program focuses on teaching women about their health and well-being.

Kenya Association for Maternal and Neonatal Health (KAMANEH)

KAMANEH focuses on decreasing maternal, infant and child mortality rates in Kenya.

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Coast Women in Development

works to improve the lives of the vulnerable women, youths and children living at grassroots level focusing on reproductive, maternal & child health.