The health sector is mandated to build a progressive, responsive and sustainable technology-driven, evidence-based and client-centered health system for accelerated attainment of the highest standards of health to the people of Homa Bay County.
The sector is charged with confronting and overcoming the high disease burden in the county which is well highlighted in Kenya’s epidemiological profile.
The sector’s achievements were as follows; completion of maternity wards at Mbita, Rachar and Miriu respectively, the sector maintained and renovated various health centers in various wards across the County, construction of a cancer unit at HBTRH, equipped operating theatres at Ndhiwa, Rachuonyo North and Rangwe Sub County hospitals, recruited 150 additional healthcare workers in line with the increased demand for quality healthcare services.
In the coming financial year 2020/21, the department will continue its development agenda by focusing on the construction/completion of the department’s headquarters, construction of a modern theatre, construction of staff houses, construction of wards, laboratories and maternity wings in health centers, renovation and upgrading of health facilities across the county.
The department also plans to upscale its preparedness for disease outbreaks/pandemics by ensuring set up and equipping of isolation centers, and provision of PPEs to all county healthcare workers; Additionally, the department is also keen on enhancing MCH and reproductive health services; improving coordination and community access to affordable quality health services; reducing the burden of communicable and non-communicable diseases; and reducing morbidity associated with poor hygiene and sanitation.
In order to achieve these strategic objectives, the department has been allocated KSh. 2,246,180,638 to be utilized for recurrent purposes and KSh. 260,320,190 to meet the departmental development agenda. This allocation representing 32% of the total county resource envelope.