Population of
46 million
in 2015

Increasing by 1 million a year and will reach 85 million by 2050

Kenya’s health sector is expected to grow at an average compound annual growth rate of 10.8% in 2019

Kenya’s health sector was valued at
USD 2.3 billion in 2015
and contributes 2% to the country’s GDP

The Kenyan healthcare system can be split into three subsystems - Public Sector, Commercial Private Sector, and Faith Based Organisations (FBOs). The Public Sector is the largest in terms of the number of healthcare facilities, followed by the Commercial Private Sector and the FBOs. With 9,696 officially registered health facilities in the country.

County system

In 2013, Kenya implemented a New Constitution - process of devolution - the decision-making processes and implementation falls under regional leadership with the country divided in 47 sub regions alsoknown as counties.

Under the devolved system, healthcare facilities have consolidated service areas into 4 main categories for ease of governance and responsibility. Sharing the responsibilities between the national government and county governments.

LEVEL 1: Community health services

LEVEL 3:County referral services

LEVEL 2: Primary care services

LEVEL 4: National referral services