NAIROBI (Xinhua) --
Kenya is seeking to put more investments in the
health sector to achieve universal health coverage (UHC), a
senior official said Wednesday.
Cabinet Secretary in the Ministry of Health, said in a
commentary published in the Standard Newspaper that UHC can not
be achieved without adequate financing.
“At least 7 percent
of the country’s total budget should be allocated to health,”
According to the
Cabinet Secretary, in order to achieve UHC, Kenya will have to
employ an additional 2,400 doctors and 55,200 nurses.
“The number of
referral institutions will be increased to 94 with each county
having at least two specialized hospitals,” he added.
“For this to happen,
the country will need an additional eight medical schools and 83
mid-level colleges to train human resources for health,” he