Health Care Improvement
Article 43 (1) (a) of the Constitution of Kenya, gives every citizen the right to the highest attainable standard of health, which includes the right to health care, including reproductive health care.
Accessibility to proper healthcare in Ukambani is woefully inadequate. This is especially true for those who live in remote villages where there are no hospitals or clinics. According to Machakos Chief Health Officer Jack Nthanga, a majority of Machakos County residents are not able to access basic healthcare services due to poverty. This is the case in all 3 counties.
The three counties of Kamba Nation focus on attaining accessible, affordable, and efficient health care to all citizens. Unfortunately, there is a limitation in terms of the number of health facilities and available health care workers to attend to the growing population.
Through resource mobilization, the Mbaitu Foundation Will put up Modern Medical Centers within the three counties. Each of the medical centers shall have state of the art medical equipment and facilities. These include:
- Cancer unit
- CT scan
- Forensic lab
Further, the Mbaitu Foundation will work towards strengthening Community Health Information Systems (CHIS). Through the involvement of strategic stakeholders, and in partnership with the three counties, we shall strengthen the CHIS. This goal will require baseline assessment, capacity building, strategic mapping, action planning, and consultations.
Through improved CHIS, we will achieve improved data availability, quality, and use to inform decision-making and improve service delivery. These efforts will help in the creation of a monitoring and evaluation technical working group and yield the development of an enhanced and comprehensive M&E plan and health profiles across the three counties.