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Key Health Indicators

Impact level Indicators

County estimates

National

Source of information, year

Life Expectancy at birth (years)

63

60

KNBS, 2008

Crude mortality   (per 1,000 population)

13

106

CRD, 2012/13

Neonatal Mortality Rate (per 1,000 births)

30

31

KNBS 2012,

Infant Mortality Rate (per 1,000 births)

46

56

KNBS 2012

Under 5 Mortality Rate (per 1,000 births)

58

74

KNBS 2012

Maternal Mortality Rate (per 100,000 births)

385

400

Ministry of Devolution & Planning ,2013

Adult Mortality Rate (per 100,000 births)

6.57

30

CRD, 2012/13

HiV Prevarence

6.4

 

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Functional Health Facilities by Type and Ownership
The County Health services are organized across three tiers of service delivery: Community services that focus on organizing appropriate demand for services, Primary care and hospital services that focus on responding to this demand. There are a total 69 Community units; 130 health facilities that include Hospitals, health centres and dispensaries of which 62.3% are owned by public, 12.3% owned by Faith Based Organizations (FBO) while 25.4% are privately owned.

Ownership

Primary Care

Hospitals

Total

Community Units

Government

73

8

81

69

FBOs

16

0

16

0

Private for profit

33

0

33

0

Total

122

8

130

69


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.