To have a globally competitive, healthy and productive County
To deliberately build progressive, responsive and sustainable technologically-driven, evidence-based and client-centered health system for accelerated attainment of highest standard of health to all people of Siaya County
The sector mandate is to promote and participate in the provision of integrated and high quality curative, preventive and rehabilitative services that is equitable, responsive, accessible and accountable to all. The key achievements of the sector include reduction of under-5 mortality from 227/1000 in 2008 to 159/1000 in 2014 and infant mortality from 142/ 1000 in 2008 to 54/ 1000 in 2014. The sector has also seen increased immunization coverage for under -1 year old from 60% 2008 to 80% in 2014.
The sector faces numerous challenges, which include, infrastructure for service delivery, inadequate qualified health personnel, the HIV prevalence stands at 17% against the national average of 6.4%, maternal mortality is at 488/100,000.
In the medium term, the sector will seek to address these challenges through continued investment in “WADAGI” initiative, construction of model health facilities, comprehensive health care, rehabilitation of infrastructure and establishment of satellite blood bank to reduce deaths associated with lack of or limited blood. In order to enhance 24 hr maternity care service in rural health centres, the Siaya County Government proposes to construct medical staff houses in these facilities.
In the 2014/15 – 2016/17 MTEF period, the sector will gear its resources towards achieving accessibility and affordability of health services through reduction of inequalities in healthcare service provision and optimal utilization of health services.
Whereas the ministry of health provide the overall sector policies the county health services will focus on the county health facilities and pharmacies, ambulance services; promotion of primary health care; licensing and control of selling of food in public places; veterinary services, cemeteries, funeral parlors, crematorium; referral removal; refuse dumps and soil waste. This will call for restructuring of human resource management, infrastructure development and maintenance. Consequently relevant health sector laws, policies and regulation will be required to guide programme implementation.
County Executive Committee Member: Health and Sanitation
Hon. Dorothy Akinyi Owino
Chief Officer: Health and Sanitation
Dr. Samuel Omondi