Health Systems Strengthening

Speeches Shim

A strong, well-functioning and sustainable health system – capable of efficiently delivering and managing health care services – is vital to improving the health status of Kenyans. In Kenya, health systems are constrained by insufficient financial resources, a shortage and poor distribution of health care workers, weaknesses in legislation and information systems, and a lack of management and other technical expertise.

Accessing quality health services is especially difficult for women and youth. Strengthening the health system is at the core of the Government of Kenya’s universal health coverage agenda. USAID supported the formulation of foundational health policies, laws, and guidelines stemming from the 2010 Constitution and assists health ministries and counties to better plan, manage, and finance quality health services to meet local needs, as part of Kenya’s Journey to Self-Reliance.

Issuing Country 
Date 
Tuesday, March 16, 2021 - 9:15am

Last updated: March 16, 2021