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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

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LINDA MAMA SERVICES (NHIF)

Linda Mama provides a package of basic health services accessed by all in the targeted population on the basis of need and not ability to pay, positioning Kenya on the pathway to Universal Health Coverage ( UHC). A public funded health scheme that will ensure that pregnant women and infants have access to quality and affordable health services. Linda mama's goal is to "Achieve universal cases to maternal and child health services and contribute to the country's progress towards UHC".

Programmes

  • ANTE NATAL CARE PACKAGE
  • POST NATAL CARE

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CONTACTS

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Tel: [+254] (20) 272 3246

P. O. Box 45 – 00507

Nairobi, Kenya