Health Services & Sanitation

Mission

To provide affordable, high quality  and reliable health system.

Overview

Elgeyo Marakwet County  has one referral hospital. The Centre offers wide range of health services complete with a five bed renal unit and currently a CT scan section  is under construction.

The County has several health facilities distributed across the county . This includes  six sub-district hospitals, two mission hospital, 28 health centres, 92 dispensaries and 22 private clinics.

Since the inception of devolution, there has been a tremendous improvement in the ratio of doctor to patient.

The doctor to patient ratio in the county currently stands at 1:8000 as compared to 2013 which was 1:15,548 whereas that of nurse to patient ratio stands at 1:1000 as compared to 1: 2,241 in 2013. This marks a significant improvement attributed to the recruitment of additional health personnel.

We have also had a significant  increase in the number of health facilities in that the average distance to a health facility is 3.7 KM as compared to the national average which stands at 5km and can be attributed to the construction of new facilities.

and provided by the Government, Faith-based Organizations (FBOs), Non-Governmental Organizations (NGOs) and private institutions.

There  are In order to achieve our objective, we have improved our  patient ration to 1: 8,000 as compared to 2013 which was 1:15,548 whereas that of nurse to patient ratio stands at 1:1000 as compared to 1: 2,241 in 2013.

This marks a significant improvement attributed to the recruitment of additional health personnel during this period.