20 Jun More babies at risk as vaccines shortage bites
Christabel Ligami, The East African
The biting shortage of vaccines for childhood killer diseases that has hit public hospitals across the country is a pointer to the challenges facing Kenya’s health sector.
From perennial procurement flaws to a shortage of hospital staff to faltering research projects, the health sector is facing a crisis.
These challenges paint a grim picture of service delivery in public hospitals and raise questions over the government’s commitment towards meeting the Millennium Development Goals, that include reduction of child and maternal mortality as well as eradication of malaria and other diseases by 2015.