Public Health and Medical Services

This department is responsible for implementing national policies at the county level and providing a range of community health services such as health education, quarantine administration, preventative health programs, reproductive health services, radiation protection services, mosquito control, food quality and hygiene, public health inspection and laboratory services, curative services, treatment and management of HIV/AIDS and other STIs, maternity services, management of clinics and hospitals, health insurance services, clinical laboratory services, public mortuaries, dispensaries, health centers, and procuring and managing drugs and medical supplies. The department's main focus is on promoting community health services for the benefit of the county's residents.

Organization of the Department

The department is organized into the following directorates

1. County Director of Health Services 

2. Deputy Director Medical Services 

3. Deputy Director Preventive and Promotive Health 

4. Deputy Director Health and Policy and Planning

5. Deputy Director General Administration and Support Services 

6. CEO Homa Bay Referral Hospital

Primary Health Care has long been plagued by fragmented governance and coordination, inadequate and rundown health facilities, insufficient human resources, and poor funding. However, Governor Gladys Wanga has taken on the challenge of addressing each issue concurrently, resulting in significant improvements. Upon assuming office, she appointed Dr. Kevin Osuri as the chief officer for health, a highly skilled medical professional with extensive experience in health management and resource mobilization. This appointment has improved coordination and management within the county health department, resulting in a more efficient hierarchical structure for seamless service delivery.

Notably, there have been improvements to health facilities, including the creation of new medical units and enhanced services. The referral hospital now has a new OPD, while the construction of an A&E block is underway. CT Scans, renal units, dental units, blood banks, newborn units, and maternity wings have either been established or renovated and are now functioning effectively. Previously struggling facilities like Rachuonyo County Hospital, Sena Health Center, Seka-Kamser, and Magina Hospital have also seen significant upgrades.

Through the activation of the Facility Improvement Fund (FIF), Homa Bay County health facilities are no longer solely reliant on remittances from the county exchequer. Hospitals now use their generated revenue for both recurrent and developmental expenses. Efforts have also been made to clear debts with medical suppliers like KEMSA, resulting in consistent pharmaceutical and non-pharmaceutical supply to all facilities.

These measures, along with others, are being implemented to achieve the overarching goal of Primary Health Care. Furthermore, the county has increased medical insurance coverage, NHIF, from 5% to 21% and counting, thereby contributing to the goal of Universal Healthcare.

Public Health and Medical Services


To provide effective leadership and participate in sustainable, technologically driven, evidence based and client centered health care system to the county population 


A county free from preventable diseases and controllable ill health 

Organization of the Department

The department is organized into the following directorate

Hon. Roselyn Omollo

CEC Member for Health

Hon. Roselyn Omollo is a highly dedicated leader serving as the County Executive Committee Member for Public Health and Medical Services. She comes from Ndhiwa sub county.

Sector Projects

Comprehensive Outpatient Block revitalizes Homa Bay County Referral Hospital The turnaround at the Homa Bay County Referral Hospital is beginning to t...
Cancer Centre Operationalized: "Governor Wanga's Health Initiative Brings New Life to Homa Bay Referral Hospital" Governor Gladys Wanga's campaign man...
We are proud to announce that in addition to our existing services, we have now operationalized our dental unit to better serve our people. Our ...
All hospitals in our county have benefitted from the recent 100-day goodwill initiative launched by the governor. As a result of this initiative...
The county referral hospital has recently completed the renovation of their maternity unit to provide high-quality healthcare to expectant mothers a...
Residents of Mfangano Island, in Suba North sub county have a reason to celebrate with the launch of its new Level 4 Theatre, presided over by gover...
Residents of Ndhiwa sub county will benefit from a new maternal and newborn healthcare unit at Ndhiwa sub-county hospital, which was built and equip...
Governor unveiled the new fully equipped ultramodern Outpatient Department (OPD) at Rachuonyo Sub county Hospital, as part of her administration's c...
The ultramodern dispensary at Kamser-Seka in Wang'chieng' Ward was opened to the public by H.E Gladys Wanga. This new facility aims to provide quali...
We are excited to announce that we have started the construction of a state-of-the-art Accident and Emergency Centre at the Homa Bay County Referr...
Homa Bay County is proud to unveil a newly renovated healthcare facility in Rachuonyo East sub-county. This facility, equipped with a theater and a 60...
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