Taita-Taveta Health Outlook

Key Health statistics and indicators

a) General

  1. Catchment Population – 319,141
  2. Immunization coverage – 85 %
  3. HIV/AIDS prevalence rate- 3%
  4. Crude mortality rate- 6.9/1000
  5. Infant mortality rate- 14/1000
  6. Under 5 mortality rate – 93/1000
  7. Crude birth rate – 17/1000
  8. Total fertility rate- 6 %

b) County Health reports (July to Dec, 2013)

Immunisation report
  PENTA1 PENTA3 MEASLES FIC VITAMIN A UNDER 5
ACHIVEMENT 2925 2959 2617 2554 4967
FIVE MONTHS TARGET 3637 3637 3637 3637 18296
% COVERAGES 80% 81% 72% 70% 27%
Anti Natal Clinic (ANC) Visits
 
ANC/PMTCT New cases UPT1 Uptake ipt2 No. of clients attending 4 ANC visits ANC C/Tested ANC HIV+ ANC clients issued with preventive ARV'S Infants issued with preventive ARV'S
Total 2959 2975 3003 1810 3134 86 120 67
Target 3916 3916 3916 3916 3916 3134    
%Coverage 76% 76% 77% 46% 80% 3%    

Out of the eligible population only 46% of the mothers complete 4 ANC visits, 80% of target are counseled and
tested. The positivity rate among the ANC mothers stands at 3%

Deliveries
MONTH HOSPITALS H/CENTRES DISPENSARIES Total target % COVERAGE
July 331 95 36 462 784 59
August 309 101 34 444 784 57
September 332 114 55 501 784 64
October 348 106 38 492 784 63
November 389 98 27 514 784 66
December 218 72 99 389 784 50
TOTAL 1927 586 289 2802 4704 60
Deliveries cummulative July to Dec 2013  
Total deliveries 2802
Live Births 2591
Still Births 84
Neonatal Deaths 26
Martenal Deaths 6
Growth monitoring
 
  Number
Under weight 0-
59months
2802
Total Weighed 50431
% Under weight 5.60%
Marasmus 19
Kwashiokor 4
Anaemia 3
TB Cases
  Cases
TB Cases detected 327
Smear Positive 112
Smear Negative 204
TB Patients HIV +ve 104
TB Deaths
14
HIV Counselling & Testing
  Tested hiv+
VCT 6344 188
PITC 13633 365
TOTAL 19977 553
Positive rate 3%  

For every hundred clients tested for HIV three are positive.

ART services
  Number of Pts
Patients newly enrolled on care 4230
Patients on cotrimoxazole 3940
Patients currently on ARV's 2572
Inpatient data
  total
Admissions 3090
Discharges 2846
Occupied bed days 13956
Average length of stay 5 days

Burden of diseases

The top ten causes of morbidity and mortality in the county include; Malaria, Upper Respiratory Tract infection
Intestinal worm infestation, Road Traffic Accidents and other injuries, Diabetes, Hypertension, skin diseases, ty
ear infections.

Health facilities

  1. The county has 55 Government facilities, i.e. 6 hospitals, 18 health centres and 31 dispensaries
  2. There are 6 faith based dispensaries. I private dispensary and 21 private clinics in the county.
  3. Moi (Voi) hospital is the main referral centre for the county.