Health Services & Sanitation

The devolved county health services include: county health facilities and pharmacies; ambulance services; promotion of primary health care; licensing and control of undertakings that sell food to the public; cemeteries, funeral parlours and crematoria; and sanitation services.


Health Sector Composition

Medical and public Health services.


Health Sector Vision and Mission

  • Vision: A county free from preventable diseases and ill health
  • Mission: To provide effective leadership and participate in provision of equitable, responsive, accessible and accountable high quality health care services to Tharaka Nithi Citizens.


  • Health Sector Goal

Reduce Health inequalities and suffering amongst Tharaka Nithi citizens.

Development Needs PrioritiesStrategies
Infrastructural developmentCounty Referral HospitalUpgrading Chuka Level 4 Hospital to Level 5 Hospital
Standard level 4 HospitalsRenovate Magutuni and Marimanti, including constructing of specialized units
Standard Level 2 and 3 facilitiesRenovate and create space (construct) for missing services in all Level 2 and 3 Health facilities
Medical equipmentProcure and equip all Health facilities with the requisite medical equipment
Health referral servicesAmbulancesProcure additional Ambulances
Essential medicines and medical suppliesAll health facilities StockedProcuring of essential medicines and medical supplies
Communicable diseasesReduction of TB prevalencePrevention and Management of TB
Reduction of HIV prevalencePrevention and Management of HIV/AIDS
Reduction of Malaria prevalencePrevention and Management of Malaria
Environmental HealthEnvironmental Health servicesProvision of Environmental Health services
None Communicable diseasesReduction of NCD prevalencePrevention and Management of NCD
Community Health unitsCommunity Health servicesCreation of Community Health units
Reproductive, Maternal, New born, Child and Adolescent HealthFamily planning uptakeProvision of family planning services
Deliveries by skilled birth attendantsHospital deliveries
ANC servicesProvision of ANC services
Healthy new bornsProvision of new born care during and after delivery
Youth friendly health servicesProvision of youth friendly health services
Immunization servicesProvision of Provision of Immunization services
Child health careIntegrated management of childhood illnesses
Health care servicesHealth care providersRecruiting of Health care providers
 Health information servicesComputerization of health systems in all health facilities
Leadership and Governance Support supervisionConduct Support supervision
TransportUtility vehiclesProcuring of Utility vehicles
Dr. Gichuyia Nthuraku M'Riara

Dr. Gichuyia Nthuraku M'Riara

County Executive Committee Member

Eng. Peter Kimathi Njeru

Eng. Peter Kimathi Njeru

Chief Officer - Health

Ms. Mary Wanja

Ms. Mary Wanja

Chief Officer - Public Health

2 weeks ago

Tharaka Nithi County Government Official

Your loved ones suffering from kidney related illnesses can now access proper healthcare at our Chuka Referral Hospital as the Renal Unit is fully equipped.

This will in essence reduce trips to bordering counties to get the vital treatment.

This facility is up and running and there are qualified professionals to assist.

Tell a friend to tell a friend in need that healthcare is closer home.
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The County Government of Tharaka Nithi cordially invites you to our 3rd edition of Uragate Tharaka Cultural Festival and exhibition starting from 22nd to 25th August at the Uragate grounds near Meru National Park. The event will be graced by His Excellency The Deputy President Hon William Ruto. All are welcome......visit our website for more details.
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1 month ago

Tharaka Nithi County Government Official

Tharaka Nithi County Government has secured sponsorship for the annual Tharaka Cultural Festival from Media Max. The fete, will take place between August 22 to 25 in Ura Gate, Tharaka Constituency.

Governor Muthomi Njuki signed an MoU with the media house that has several outlets to promote the event that showcases and celebrates the cultural diversity of the people of Tharaka Nithi.

Dubbed Ura Gate Tharaka Cultural Festival, it will get coverage from the media house's television station, K24 and Kameme TV, People Daily, and it's radio stations, Meru F.M, Kameme F.M and Milele F.M regularly.

The County team,led by H.E Governor Muthomi Njuki met the Media Max top brass represented by Marketing Manager Mathews Karanja and Programmes Director Ken Ngaruiya.

H.E The Deputy President William Ruto is expected to grace the function.
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