Health and Health Related Indicators - 2006/07
An estimated 60 to 80 percent of health problems are due to infectious and communicable diseases and nutritional problems. The health care system is underdeveloped and is estimated to provide basic service to 87% of the population. Much of the rural population had no access or has been far from modern health care, leading to inability of the health care delivery systems to respond both quantitatively and qualitatively to the health needs of the people. This has led to a large scale up of services in recent years to reach the majority of rural population which is estimated at 83% of the entire population.
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With its population increasing at an annual rate of 2.7%, the country has an increasing demand for expansion of health services. The Physical health service coverage increased over the year to 87% from the previous 77%. However, the per capita health service utilization slightly increased from the previous 0.33 to 0.32. EPI coverage, as calculated based on DPT3, has gone down to 72.6% from the previous years 75.6%, as did contraceptive prevalence rate which decreased from the previous 35.8% to 33.6%. Antenatal coverage though is showing significant increases and currently stand at 52.1% . .
5 hospitals, 55 health centers, 3959 health posts have been added, while 170 health stations have been upgraded to nucleus health centers.
The number of physician in service is still declined with a decrease of 309, while that of Health officers increased by 436. The number of nurses in service also increased over the year by 301.
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