KILIFI

Kilifi County is a County in the former Coast province of Kenya. It was formed in 2010 as a result of a merger of Kilifi and Malindi Districts. Its capital is Kilifi and its largest town is Malindi. The county is located north and northeast of Mombasa.

Geographic demographics and Population;

Kilifi county has a total population of 1,453,787 of which 704,089 are males,749,673 females and 25 intersex persons. There are 298,472 household with an average household size of 4.4 persons per household and a population density 116 people per square kilometre. It covers an area of 12,245.90 km2 (4,728.17 sq mi).

Key Relevant indicators:

There are a total of 235 health facilities in the county with one county referral hospital. It has 17 hospitals, 17 health centres,87 dispensaries and 113 clinics. Kilifi County has a facility delivery rate of 52.6% which is lower than the national rate of 61%. However only 32.8% of women within the reproductive health are accessing contraceptive services. Kilifi County has a Nurses to population ratio of 30 per 100,000 people which is lower than the national of 55 per 100,000 people. For the clinical officers its 17 per 100,000 people while doctors are at 4 per 100,000 people. All these are lower than the national totals.

Projects WADADIA implements in this county:

WADADIA has started the implementation of the Action on Fistula program and provision of psychosocial support services in Kilifi County.