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Kenya Mental Health Policy 2015 to 2030


Ministry of Health


The Kenya Health Policy, 2014 – 2030 gives directions to ensure significant reduction in the overall ill health in Kenya in line with the country’s Vision 2030 and the Kenya Constitution, 2010. This is a sector commitment under government stewardship in ensuring the Country attains the highest possible standards of health, in a manner responsive to the population needs. It focuses on ensuring equity, people centeredness and participatory approach, efficiency, multi-sectoral approach and social accountability in delivery of health care services. The Kenya Mental Health Policy 2015-2030 provides for a framework on interventions for securing mental health systems reforms in Kenya. This is in line with the Constitution of Kenya 2010, Vision 2030, the Kenya Health Policy (2014-2030) and the global commitments. The Constitution of Kenya 2010, in article 43.(1a) provides that “every person has the right to the highest attainable standard of health, which includes the right to healthcare services”. This includes mental health. This policy seeks to address the systemic challenges, emerging trends and mitigate the burden of mental health problems and disorders. The Kenya Mental Health Policy 2015-2030 is a commitment to pursuing policy measures and strategies for achieving optimal health status and capacity of each individual. The goal of this policy is attainment of the highest standard of mental health. This policy recognizes that it is the responsibility of every person in the public and private sector to ensure the goal is attained. Mental health policy interventions are broad and cut across other sectors, and consequently, this calls for a multi-disciplinary and inter-sectoral approach in the implementation of this policy. This policy was developed through a consultative process involving the public, private and non-state actors under the stewardship of the Ministry of Health.

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Document Type:Policy Documents
Health Topic:Health Services & Policy, Non-communicable Diseases
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KeywordsMental Health policy
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