The Government of Kenya emphasizes the health of its citizens and improvement of health service delivery. The Ministry of Health (MOH) has a coordinating and capacity-building role that all services are in line with established policies and standards. The government is cognizant of the fact that good health is a pre-requisite to socioeconomic development.
The Kenyan Master Facility List (MFL) includes all officially registered health facilities in Kenya. There are a total of 9,696 health facilities in the country. About 4,616 of these are owned by the public sector, 3,696, fall under ownership of the commercial private sector, and 1,384 is owned by Faith Based Organizations (FBOs), Non-Governmental Organizations (NGOs) and Community Based Organizations (CBOs). The distribution of health facilities shows that the Ministry of Health accounts for 42.9 percent of the total health facilities in the country while private sector accounts for 37.8 percent.