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Health and Sanitation

The County Government’s focus on health is to provide adequate, affordable, quality basic health care, improve the cost sharing revenue, provide physical infrastructure in the hospital, health centers and dispensaries and rehabilitation of existing health facilities. Health service management through competent and skilled staff at all levels of service delivery will be provided. Medical outreaches will also be emphasized in the hinterlands.

Health Services are now fully devolved to the County Government. Tana River County has 71 Health Facilities in three Sub-Counties distributed as follows: Garsen Sub- County 30, Galole 20 and Bura 21. The Department has a total of 437 staff. This makes Health the largest devolved Ministry in Tana River County.

A county providing quality health care services to all communities

To provide participatory and integrated high quality promotive, preventive, curative and rehabilitative health care services in the County

Core Values and Principles

Main Health Programs Being Implemented

Organization of the Department

Directorate Functions & Core Mandate

  • Health human resource recruitment, management and development;
  • Health infrastructure development and maintenance;
  • Procurement of medical supplies and equipment;
  • Planning, implementation, monitoring and evaluation of health service delivery;
  • Provide preventive, promotive, curative and rehabilitative health services;
  • Implement health and sanitation policies;
  • provide maternal and child health services;
  • Quarantine administration for disease outbreaks;
  • Provide overall sanitation services and prevention of sanitary nuisances;
  • Management of clinics, dispensaries, health centres and hospital;
  • Provide health promotion;
  • Health Inspection and other public health services including food safety
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