Workers under the Kenya Union of Domestic, Hotels, Educational Institutions, Hospitals and Allied Workers are pictured at Kenyatta National Hospital in Nairobi during a strike on August 6, 2018. PHOTO | DIANA NGILA | NATION MEDIA GROUP
Migration driving shortage of medics in Kenya: Aga Khan CEO
A 2015 report captured the shortage of medics in Kenya, whose doctor to patient ratio is 1:16,000.
Aga Khan University chief executive Shawn Bolouki explained on Monday that the shortage was partly driven by migration of medical workers to countries in the West.
Regarding technology, Mr Bolouki complained that vendors sell products that are difficult to operate and support services are offered after long periods of time, meaning medical staff are kept waiting.
Erik Gerritsen, Dutch Vice-minister of Health, Welfare and Sports, said patients must be empowered with “the right tools, information and knowledge” in order to take better care of their health.