Report lays bare Kenya's frail health sector

A doctor attends to a patient at Nakuru Level Five Hospital on March 15, 2017. Specialists constituted 37 per cent of the number of active and retained medics in 2015. PHOTO | SULEIMAN MBATIAH | NATION MEDIA GROUP

What you need to know:

  • Kenya is still far from the WHO recommended ratio of 44.5 nurses, physicians and doctors to take care of 10,000 people.
  • The report also exposed inequalities in the distribution of health workers in the various counties.

Kenya has only 2,089 specialist doctors, a new national survey of the country’s hospital staff has revealed.

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