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American Journal of Public Health Research. 2014, 2(4), 159-169
DOI: 10.12691/ajphr-2-4-6
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Improvement of Health Sector in Kenya

Haradhan Kumar Mohajan1,

1Assistant Professor, Premier University, Chittagong, Bangladesh

Pub. Date: August 18, 2014

Cite this paper:
Haradhan Kumar Mohajan. Improvement of Health Sector in Kenya. American Journal of Public Health Research. 2014; 2(4):159-169. doi: 10.12691/ajphr-2-4-6

Abstract

Kenya faces major socio-economic and health challenges since the independent 1963. Tuberculosis, HIV/AIDS and malaria are the leading causes of morbidity and mortality in Kenya. The Government of Kenya has been trying to build a health system which can effectively provide quality health services to the population of the country. In Kenya, health services are provided through a network of over 5,000 health facilities countrywide. The country spends 5.1% of its GDP on health sector. As a result both mortality and morbidity rates are decreasing in Kenya. Infant and under-5 mortality rates are high in the country compare to the some other developing countries. Despite many attempts are taken by the Government yet the health sector of Kenya is far to reach the Millennium Development Goals. The paper discusses aspects of health of Kenya to make a healthy nation in the world.

Keywords:
health sector Malaria TB HIV/AIDS ART Kenya

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