Bulletin of the World Health Organization

The impact of an emergency hiring plan on the shortage and distribution of nurses in Kenya: the importance of information systems

JM Gross, PL Riley, R Kiriinya, C Rakuom, R Willy, A Kamenju, E Oywer, D Wambua, A Waudo & MF Rogers

Volume 88, Number 11, November 2010, 824-830

Table 3. Nurses employed in Kenyan provinces, excluding and including those recruited under the Emergency Hiring Plan (EHP), 2009

Province Population No. of nurses
Non-EHP EHP No. per 100 000 population, excluding EHP No. per 100 000 population, including EHP % increase in no. per 100 000 population
Nairobi 3 138 296 2988 7 95 95 0
Central 4 110 087 2312 140 56 60 7
Coast 3 160 851 1344 218 43 49 12
Eastern 5 289 059 2391 329 45 51 12
North Eastern 1 776 661 269 160 15 24 37
Nyanza 5 125 180 1658 629 32 45 29
Rift Valley 9 137 616 3924 224 43 45 4
Western 4 146 106 1458 129 35 38 8
Total 35 883 856 16 344 1836 46 51 10
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