Kenya: 20,000 more doctors needed
In order to provide effective medical services, the country needs 20,000 more doctors and 47,000 more nurses, according to Medical Service Minister Anyang' Nyong'o during a speech at the Kendu School of Medical Science graduation ceremony. Currently the country only has around 5000 doctors and 17000 nurses. The government plans on opening more Medical Training Colleges and introducing e-health courses to fill the health worker shortage. Minister Nyong'o also said the government is spending Sh85 billion (around US$905 million) over the next five years to update its public health facilities. Daily Nation.
Date Posted: 9 September 2011