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.