Health & Education
From The Report: Kenya 2018
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Given that the country has one of the youngest populations in the world by average age, Kenya is aware that investment in health and education will be a key component in supporting the Vision 2030 goals of transforming the nation into a middle-income country. For instance, the new Health Act, 2017 further codifies constitutional protections and mandates the provision of minimum basic services. Yet while the domestic health industry performs solidly in comparison to its regional peers, there are substantial obstacles standing in the way of progress. In regard to education, significant reform is under way to make the Kenyan education system more efficient and better able to train workers for the modern economy. The government is upgrading the curriculum, expanding coverage and placing an added focus on technical and vocational education and training. While long-term prospects are positive, doubts have risen about the costs and effectiveness of the incoming framework.

This chapter contains an interview with Vimal Patel, Managing Director, Cosmos.