Health & Education

Kenya Health & Education

Kenya’s current administration has placed a great emphasis on the health care sector. Given that the country has one of the youngest populations in the world by average age, Nairobi is aware that investment in social services will be a key component of supporting growth and development in the coming years. Yet while the health industry performs solidly in comparison to its regional peers, there are substantial obstacles standing in the way of rapid progress. With the burden on public services at an all time high, more still needs to be done as funding and financing remain key challenges. While insurance coverage is slowly improving, government funding remains low. If the country wants to push its standard of care up towards developed nations, significant investment and developmental policy will need to be a focus for the sector in the coming years. 

This chapter contains an interview with Paul Tiyambe Zeleza, Vice-Chancellor, United States International University.