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Health Care: Towards a Healthier Kenya

The primary target of the Government is the pursuit of universal access to healthcare across the country and the provision of the highest standard of care possible.
 
We appreciate we cannot achieve this in one single stroke or strategy; however we can take targeted individual measures that move us towards achieving this goal.
 
We chose to start with expectant women and young children. We have abolished all fees related to access to maternal care in any government institution across the country.
 
We intend to restructure the National Hospital Insurance Fund to eliminate corruption and bureaucracy, make it more efficient, accountable and deliver to the Kenyan people in the way it should.  We want to ensure all Kenyans have access to affordable health insurance.
 
The Government will create and roll out a community health network across the country that will ensure every family wherever they are have access to a health centre and a worker within minutes of their home.
 
We intend to raise the governments budget allocation to health from 6 to 10 per cent  to facilitate the achievement of these objectives.
 
The Government also intends to find ways of addressing the medical brain drain in the country and we are desirous of improving the terms of service of our health professionals as a critical element of raising the standards of healthcare in the country.
 
This Government will support medical research including indigenous and herbal medicine in the hope for cheaper and healthier alternatives for our people.
 
The Government will support technology innovation that makes it easier to deliver medical care across the country especially to marginalized and hard to reach areas.
 
We intend to set up fully-fledged low cost diagnostic centers in every country and upgrade all former provincial hospitals to referral status to ensure our health system is expansive enough to meet the needs of all Kenyans.

Issues

Issues

Women Empowerment

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Women make up half the population of Kenya. They take up the lead role in raising children, playing a vital role in the economy and ensuring the family has enough money to put food on the table. Despite this enormous contribution, women suffer discrimination and hardship every day.

Although women enjoy protection under the Constitution, gaps remain including the implementation of the two-thirds gender rule in public appointments.

The Government is committed to promoting and protecting the role of women in society. The Government will take concrete and practical measures to empower women and deliver full equality in both law and practice. The government will implement the ‘one-third’ rule to ensure at least 33% of all Government and parastatal appointments are women.

In order to eradicate some barbaric traditions that undermine women, the Government will increase civic education to help eradicate Female Genital Mutilation. The Government will also promote education for girls and increase the number of boarding schools. Parents who marry off their daughters before they complete schools will be punished. Discrimination on the grounds of gender will be criminalized and the government will give the Gender and Equalities Commission prosecution powers in order to protect women.

In order to empower women the Government will encourage growth of micro-finance institutions the majority of whose custom

Youth Empowerment

The Government is taking urgent steps to address deficiencies hampering the operations of the National Youth Council to ensure that the youth agenda is on track.

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Current Projects

  • Establish a series of national youth competitions, such as a national youth soccer tournament, so as to identify suitably skilled entrants for the academies.
  • Establish Institutes of Technology in every ward to empower youth with effective and relevant skills to service a modern economy. The acquisition of basic vocational skills will be offered free of charge at these institutions.
  • Enhance youth specific affirmative action on Government procurement to 25% so as to mainstream the participation of youth-run enterprises in economic development.
  • Retaining a youth focus by placing representatives from the National Youth Sector Alliance on the new agency’s board.
  • Develop ICT Incubation hubs at county level with the plan of extending these to constituency levels to empower our youth with the necessary training and work experience to develop market ready ICT services and products.
  • Investing and facilitating a digital economy by empowering our youth to develop software that is market ready and which the Government and County Governments will be primary consumers of these software/products.
  • Create employment for our youth through ICT related jobs in Government and the corporate world supported by education and professional development programmes as well as granting them the necessary work experience.
  • Creating youth employment opportunities through affirmative action schemes to ensure fair access to jobs in county Governments.
  • We are also going to equip our youth with the necessary skills, capital and opportunities to create wealth for themselves through securing local and foreign investment in new factories and giving tax breaks, grants and loans to setup.

Technology

Technology