Department of Health Services
The County Department of Health Services is one of the 12 departments in Nyamira County with overall responsibility of health service provision. The mandate of the department as per Fourth schedule part 2(2) of The Constitution of Kenya 2010 and The County Government Act 2012 is to provide framework for provision and management of county health services. There are 130 health care facilities; 81 public, 16 Faith based and 33 private.
The department currently has a workforce of about 803 spread across the five sub counties. Among the key health statistics are crude death rate of 13 per 1,000 people, infant mortality rate of 46 per 1,000 live births and child mortality rate of 58 per 1,000 live births. The maternal mortality rate is 385 per 100,000 births. HIV prevalence is currently projected to be 6.9%, a significant increase from 3.8% in 2009. Among children under five years of age, 3.4% are underweight. The county health strategic plan 2013/14-2017/18 has been developed to provide on guidelines on interventions aimed at tackling health problems in the county. The focus is on providing suitable and modern health infrastructure to improve access and service delivery. The annexed report is a summary of the renovation and construction works being undertaken by the department.
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