Project Title

Data gathering and verification survey on healthcare service delivery systems in Mombasa County, Kenya.




Japan International Cooperation Agency(JICA)


December 2022 - March 2023


Chief of project and hospital management

Type of Service

Investigation and resarch





 Under the national development plan, called Kenya Vision 2030, the Kenyan government aims for Universal Health Coverage (UHC) by 2030. However, since the decentralization in 2013, the central Ministry of Health has been responsible for policy-making, guideline development, and management of national referral hospitals, while each local government has been tasked with providing healthcare services. Consequently, regional disparities in health service delivery systems and access to services have emerged.

Mombasa County, situated on the southeast coast of Kenya, has a population of 1.2 million and is experiencing economic growth due to the influx of foreign companies, investments, people, and logistical resources. Alongside this dynamic growth, there has been a significant increase in healthcare demand. Therefore, improving the functioning of primary and secondary hospitals and strengthening the referral system have become major challenges.

In light of the aforementioned situation, this research project aims to identify service delivery issues in the Mombasa County health sector. Moreover, it aims to investigate the specific needs for improving hospital facilities and equipment. By doing so, this project will contribute to effective collaboration combining hardware support through grant aid and soft supports such as technical cooperation. This will help determine the direction of future cooperation. In particular, this research project serves as the groundwork for developing a concrete cooperation plan for Port Reyes Hospital, the primary medical facility in Changamwe Sub-County, which is served by the Mombasa Port and International Airport, as well as the Trans-African Highway.