• Industry: Infrastructure, Government and Healthcare, Healthcare
  • Type: Business and industry issue
  • Date: 10/28/2014

Devolution of Healthcare Services in Kenya - Conference Report 

Devolution is an approach that has been used in both developing and developed countries to achieve the aforementioned. Kenya began her healthcare devolution journey in 2010 after an overwhelming vote by citizens for a new form of government, for change, for accountability.

In late 2013, KPMG published a report titled, “Devolution of Healthcare Services in Kenya. Lessons Learnt from Other Countries.” The report evaluates other countries’ successes in light of Kenya’s objectives of devolution and the role the counties play in achieving these goals. The full report can be downloaded here: Devolution of Healthcare Services in Kenya.


On 21 May, 2014, KPMG hosted a conference  “Devolution of Healthcare Services in Kenya. Lessons Learnt from Other Countries” in Nairobi. In attendance were county health directors, representatives from the Ministry of Health, development partners, and representatives from the private sector for an interactive session to allow participants to share i) their experiences with devolution thus far and ii) ideas on how to ensure the success of healthcare devolution.


This post-conference report/document captures the main highlights/key points as articulated by our presenters, as well as conference participant feedback from group discussions.


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Anuschka Coovadia
Head of Healthcare Markets
Tel: +27827192813

Rita Owino
Manager Healthcare Advisory, KPMG East Africa
Tel: +254709576159


KPMG’s healthcare consulting services offers audit, tax and advisory services in Africa's healthcare Sector.