• Health

    OBG reviews the government and private health sectors highlighting opportunities for international medical providers to enter local markets. Overall spending, ratios of medical staff, facilities per capita and project spending plans are analysed. Health tourism also comes under scrutiny where relevant.
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Kenya’s health care sector has benefitted from a substantial inflow of new capital in recent years, as private investors rush to take advantage of new growth opportunities in hospitals, pharmaceutical companies and human resource development. This comes as the country’s public health system copes with a patient capacity burden and insufficient...

 

As Kenya looks to improve its health care financing environment, both the public and the private sector are turning to micro-insurance and mobile payment technologies to increase insurance penetration. The low level of health insurance in the market is one of the most significant challenges facing policymakers. According to a 2014 study by...

 

With the government placing a greater emphasis on job market preparedness in its education policy, vocational training has come increasingly into the spotlight. However, while the current administration has sought to promote the efficacy of vocational training, uptake in this segment of the market is lagging. A recent 2016 report by the Kenya...

 

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...

 

What should be done to address the relatively high student-teacher ratio?

 

Kenya’s education sector is experiencing a period of increased investment and attention. With pressing demand created by a growing population, the government is focusing on improving access and quality across the system. The attention on the sector, and the desire to align the system with the needs of the labour market, is likely to lead to...