Kenya To Recruit 11,600 Health Workers

order geneva; font-size: small; line-height: 115%;”>The move was endorsed by Cabinet on Thursday.

try geneva;”>According to State House Spokesperson, thumb Manoah Esipisu, Cabinet was briefed on the progress made in the implementation of the free maternity services in Public hospitals.

“Cabinet approved the recruitment of 40 new health workers per constituency (including 30 nurses) – making for a total of 11,600 officers that will accelerate service delivery in this area,” said Esipisu.

“Cabinet noted with satisfaction gains made since the programme started 1 June 2013. Preference for delivery in public hospitals has almost doubled to 80 per cent from 44 per cent previously.”

“So far, there has been no deaths reported arising from delivery complications.”

According to World Bank, thousands more babies in Kenya are surviving past infancy and 10 million children are of primary school age.

These are the new faces of the country, a burgeoning population of young Kenyans that could greatly drive and expand the country’s prosperity.

As new Service Delivery Indicators (SDI) for Kenya show, urgent improvements are needed in the quality of education and health care in the country for this generation to mature into highly productive citizens and be able to take advantage of economic opportunities and seek better jobs.

In public health facilities, only 58 percent of providers could diagnose 4 out of 5 basic conditions such as malaria with anemia or acute diarrhea with severe dehydration.

World Bank statistics show that Kenya still has unacceptably high death rates among women due to childbirth-related complications.

New SDI data have highlighted the main service delivery weaknesses in schools and clinics, partially explaining some of these suboptimal results.

Meanwhile, Cabinet directed the National Treasury to ensure funds earmarked for the programme are released on time to enable public health facilities cope with the increased number of users.

Esipisu says the number will be scaled to achieve the ideal number of nurses required in the country.


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