Health

The number of health institutions rose by 12.6 per cent from 7,111 units in 2010 to 8,006 units in 2011, with Nyanza recording the highest increase of 25.1 per cent. The total receipts for the National Hospital Insurance Fund (NHIF) increased by 13.3 per cent from KSh 6.0 billion in 2009/10 to KSh 6.8 billion in 2010/11.

The registered members of NHIF also increased from 2.8 million in 2009/10 to 3.2 million in 2010/11, an increase of 14.3 per
cent. The number of registered medical personnel increased by 5.7 per cent from 100,411 in 2010 to 106,086 in 2011.

Full Immunization Coverage (FIC) rate for children under one year increased marginally from 1,044,121 in 2010 to 1,050,307 in 2011. Malaria and diseases of the respiratory system accounted for 52.7 per cent of all incidence of diseases reported in 2011.