Kenya

Health System and EPI Program

In 2008, the Ministry of Health and Sanitation was split in two: The Ministry of Medical Services and the Ministry of Public Health and Sanitation. A Health Sector Coordinating Committee is alternately chaired by the permanent secretaries of the MoMS and MoPHS.

Since late 2008, the Sustainable Immunization Financing (SIF) Program has been operating in twelve African, and three Asian pilot countries.

Recently there has been a great deal of good news for children suffering from vaccine-preventable diseases.

On 8 September, SIF Senior Program Officer Diana Kizza and two members of the Kenyan Pediatric Society briefed six Kenyan MPs on immunization financing issues in the country. It was the country’s first such Sabin-organized briefing. Six of eleven Parliamentary Health Committee members attended.
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