In Kenya we have contributed to improved medical services in 3 hospitals.
31. 3. 2021
Kenyans continue to die due to poorly managed primary health care system, inadequate hygiene and lack of health awareness. The main causes of death are HIV/AIDS, stillbirth and other perinatal diseases, pneumonia, tuberculosis, diarrheal infections and malaria. The health care system is severely underpowered economically and in terms of personnel. Namely, Kenya spends an average of EUR 8 per year on health care per inhabitant, which is significantly less than the recommendations of the World Health Organization (EUR 30 per year). In some hospital departments, the beds are in a very bad condition, and given the marked lack of beds, patients (including women in labour) sometimes even have to share beds.
The Republic of Slovenia supplied modern hospital equipment to three medical institutions:
College of Health Sciences, University of Nairobi, Kenyatta National Hospital Campus, National Spinal Injury Referral Hospital and Kericho County Referral Hospital.
With the new equipment, the hospitals offer better quality medical services, including to women giving birth. As part of the project, hospital staff were also trained to use the equipment. The project was carried out in cooperation with the Government of the Republic of Hungary.