On Thursday, Officials said that Kenya will be increasing their budgetary allocation to the training of the workers for healthcare and for the acquisition of technologies for boosting response to an increasing disease burden.
The Principal Secretary, Saitoti Torome, of the State Department for Planning, said that the government was committed to bridge the skills and hiccups in technology which have undermined the provision of good healthcare services.
He further added that for achieving this goal, the government required huge investments in their infrastructure, technologies, commodities, and workforce.
Torome made a speech during the launch of Kenya Health Service Delivery Indicator Survey Report 2018 which brought to light the capacity of hospitals as well as clinics throughout the 47 counties in Kenya for responding to emerging diseases.
Over 3,094 facilities of health were covered in that survey which was conducted by the government agencies in collaboration with the World Bank and the UN Population Fund (UNFPA).
The survey showed that the health facilities of Kenya had benefited from the state-funded modernization program, however, they required further investments for tackling challenges such as drug shortages and the inadequate workforce.
The study said that in order to make rapid progress for the universal health coverage in Kenya, a health system had to have good governance, skilled human resources, leadership, and commodities.
The acting director general, WekesaMasasabi, in the Ministry of Health, said that the government had enacted some robust policies for promoting the delivery of good health care to the populations living in under-served regions.
He said that they were to committed to ensure that none of their citizens were denied medical services access because of financial constraints by making sure that they had a cover of health insurance.