By Gabriel Ndeleva
Kitui, January 24, 2018: Centre for Health Solutions, (CHS), an international NGO has spent sh120 million since September last year to support health care services in Kitui County.
Speaking yesterday (Tuesday) at the Kitui County Reffereal Hospital when she commissioned 103 health workers, who have been recruited by the organization, Kitui Governor Charity Ngilu said the NGO will spent a total of sh161 million by the end of this year.
She said the health workers will be deployed in 86 health facilities across the county and thanked the organisation for the support.
The medical workers include two clinical officers, one medical laboratory specialist, 2 nutritionists, ten adherence counselors, 261 HIV&AIDS counseling and testing officers, 4 pharmacy technologists, 15 data clerks among others.
Mrs Ngilu said the medical workers would assist in the war against HIV/AIDS scourge and challenged residents of Kitui County to engage in responsible sexual conduct and join in the war against the disease.
Speaking at the event, the county Health and Sanitation Executive Rosaita Ngina said the health workers would boost quality service delivery in the county with the largest number of health facilities in Kenya with a total of 416 health facilities among which 240 were public health facilities.
Kitui Governor issuing deployment letters to the health workers during the event[/caption]
She noted that the HIV/AIDS prevalence rate in the county was alarming and was ranked 19 out of the 47 counties with 5.6% in women and 2.5% in men.
She however noted that the prevalence levels had fallen from 30,545 to 28,000 people suffering from the disease.