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Status of Health Workforce

Status of Health Workforce
The county has a total of 803 health workers of various cadres of which 734 are technical and 69 non-technical. However, there is a shortage both in numbers (none of the cadres meets the established staffing norms) and skills mix to effectively respond to the health needs in Nyamira County. 


Leading causes of morbidity and mortality
The leading causes of morbidity and mortality in Nyamira County are respiratory tract infection, HIV&AIDs, perinatal conditions, Tuberculosis, malaria, skin conditions, accidents and diarrheal diseases. There is increasing burden of Non-Communicable Diseases (NCDs) such as cardiovascular diseases, diabetes and cancers which currently account for 11-13% of disease burden.

Projects  (Sector Priorities):  

Project

Status

Procurement and distribution health products to all public health facilities

 

Installation of Hospital Management Information System at the Nyamira County Hospital

Phase one implemented

Renovation/rehabilitation of 48 health facilities distributed across all wards in the County of Nyamira

On going

Procurement of assorted medical equipment ENT services, theatre, maternal and child health, laboratory for hospitals and primary facilities

On going

Installation of Mains Electricity in at least 10 primary facilities

Completed

Procurement and installation of CT-Scan

Done

Setting up a referral system by initial procurement and distribution of 5 modern fully-equipped 4x4 Land cruiser ambulances

Done

Procurement of a 3 X-Ray machines, one each for Keroka, Kijauri and Ekerenyo sub-county hospitals

Done

Construction of The Doctors’ Plaza and 50-Bed amenity wing at the County referral Hospital

Plans underway

Setting up maternity theatre

Plans underway

Painting of county referral hospital

On going

Rehabilitation of the Accident and Emergency Centre and tiling of the entire County referral hospital

Plans underway

Completion of Wards and Theatre in Keroka

Plans underway

Procurement and installation of a reverse osmosis water purification machine at Nyamira referral hospital

Completed

Procurement of Theatre equipment at the County Referral Hospital

Plans underway

Procurement of Assorted medical, renal and laboratory equipment

Done

Procurement of hospital linen and furniture for the county referral hospital

Plans underway