An efficient and high quality health care system that is accessible, equitable and affordable for every Kenyan.

To promote and participate in the provision of integrated and high quality preventive, curative and rehabilitative health care services to all Kenyans.


The main aim of the Health sector is to create an enabling environment for the provision of sustainable quality health care that is affordable and accessible to the residents.
The sector comprises of the following sub-sectors:

  • Medical Services
  • Public Health and Sanitation
  • Research and Development

The provision of universal and affordable healthcare for all citizens is not a privilege but a human right as enshrined in the constitution. Embu County Government has prioritised health to ensure the people can easily and quickly access the much needed medical attention. This is evident through the various projects that the county has initiated to promote the health sector and to ensure quality services as follows:

The County Government has initiated major projects at Embu Level Five Hospital to position it as a modern medical facility with state-of-the-art equipment to make it a teaching and referral centre.

A three-storied super structured hospital complex has been put up and is set for completion in a few months. Once complete, the building will have 12 bed capacity intensive care unit section, 12 bed high dependency unit, two classrooms, four theatres and doctors’ offices.

Construction of renal dialysis unit fully installed with ten dialysis machines is another important milestone that has been achieved.
Another critical facility has been the construction of X-ray unit which is fitted with a top-of-the- range CT-Scan machine. The County Government has also procured an MRI machine which is fully fitted.

“Doctors and medical personnel to man all the equipment and machinery in the hospital are undertaking training and will soon offer the services that patients accessed only in Kenyatta National Hospital,” says Wambora.

The County has further completed two state-of-the-art laboratories including Histopathology and Biochemistry laboratories and completed renovation of labour ward, female surgical ward, male surgical ward and two amenities wards.

The county is also refurbishing six level four hospitals namely: Siakago, Runyenjes, Kiritiri, Kianjokoma, Ishiara, Kairuri.
“We are equipping them with modern equipment and putting in place theatres so that we can decongest Embu Level Five Hospital,” Governor Wambora explains.

The operationalized dispensaries include Ngiori, Karurah, Kamweli, Kiogogo, Ciakanthukuri, Kanyangi, Kithunguthia, Nduuri, Malikini, Karurina and Kiriari.