CS Sicily launches new strategic plan to build KNH capacity

Health Cabinet Secretary, Sicily Kariuki receives Kenyatta National Hospital dummy copy of the Strategic Plan from the hospital board chairman, David Kimaiyo as the acting Chief Executive Officer, Thomas Mutie looks on.

Health Cabinet Secretary, Sicily Kariuki with Kenyatta National Hospital board chairman, David Kimaiyo and the acting Chief Executive Officer, Thomas Mutie having a chat during the launch of the hospital’s Strategic .










Health Cabinet Secretary, Sicily Kariuki Kenyatta National Hospital board members pose with copies of the hospital’s Strategic
Plan after its launch.

Health Cabinet Secretary, Sicily Kariuki Giving her speech during the launch of Kenyatta National Hospital Strategic Plan.











Nairobi, KENYA July 26, 2018 – The Cabinet Secretary of Health Sicily Kariuki today launched the 4th Strategic Plan 2018-2023 of Kenyatta National Hospital.

The strategic plan which is aligned to the aspirations of the Social Development Goal’s, the African Union Agenda 2063 and vision 2030 prioritizes projects under the MTPIII and provisions for attainment of Universal Health Coverage (UHC).

The CS lauded the KNH for including emerging trends in the health sector in the new strategic plan  focusing on increase in uptake of traditional and alternative medicine, resistance to available medications, emerging and re-emerging diseases and upsurge of non – communicable diseases, changes in technology, high demand for specialization and increased demand for emergency and critical care services.

“The Ministry of Health will continue to support KNH in execution of its mandate. Recently we have facilitated expansion and upgrade of the renal services to match the increasing numbers of patients who require dialysis and kidney transplants and provision of Cobalt radiotherapy machine and imaging equipment to enhance diagnosis,” she said.

The CS revealed that to address the shortage of specialists in most parts of the country, and to improve reporting of diagnostic and radiological services, the Ministry is in the process of linking 98 Hospitals to KNH on a shared platform for Laboratory Information Management System (LIMs) and Picture Archiving and Communication System (PACs), for laboratory and radiology respectively.

The process to automate Kenyatta National Hospital is also in progress to enhance efficiency and effectiveness of service delivery, the CS said.

“It is my belief that proper implementation of this strategic plan, will brand KNH the leading centre of excellence in the provision of specialized medical care in East and Central Africa,” she argued.

The CS thanked the management and staff of KNH for taking the initiative to formulate the strategic plan. As a national referral facility, KNH is mandated to provide specialized healthcare, facilitate training, research and participate in national health planning.