The Catholic Diocese of Kitui Medical department is headed by the medical coordinator, currently Sr Monica Mukui ASN, who reports directly to the Vicar General and the Bishop. The health department has an obligation to support all the Catholic sponsored health facilities towards improving both equity and efficiency of service delivery to the communities.
The Health Coordinator in close collaboration with the health facility administrators and managers, embracing opportunities of discussing measures to strengthen health system functions with particular focus on governance, financing and service delivery, in order to protect the social role of the Church.
This calls for a total commitment towards ensuring provision of sustainable curative, preventive, promotive and rehabilitative health services to all in accordance with the social teachings of the Catholic Church,” guided by the following principles:
- Dignity of the human person
- Common good
- Option for the poor and under-served
- Stewardship of resources, and,
The healing ministry of the diocese forms part of its institutional structure that seeks to animate its mission and vision. Catholic healthcare is a ministry of the Church continuing Jesus’ mission, love and healing. An enduring sign of Catholic health care is rooted in the belief that every person is a treasure; every life, a sacred gift; and every human being, a unity of mind, body and spirit.
The network of healthcare facilities, and community healthcare services in the diocese make a significant contribution to the nation’s healthcare network. While it is estimated that Catholic Health facilities provide 21% of health services in Kenya, the diocese of Kitui has a network of 15 health facilities within its jurisdiction.
The Medical Office collaboration with the Kenya Conference of Catholic Bishops Catholic Health Commission and other key stakeholders, including Government, both National and County Government for support in different areas.
The department also runs donor funded community health and livelihood programs;