Treatment guidelines for hospitals and outpatient health facilities in Kenya will be regularly updated and made available to government, private, mission and other health services. The use of these guidelines will be encouraged through information campaigns and pre-service and in-service training.
Standard treatments for Kenya's health centres and dispensaries will continue to be periodically updated and published by the Essential Drugs Programme in the Handbook for Rural Health Workers and as a wall chart.
Clinical Guidelines for Diagnosis and Treatment of Common Hospital Conditions in Kenya that was recently developed will form the basis for diagnosis and treatment at provincial, district, and sub-district hospitals. The Clinical Guidelines manual shall be regularly updated.
The two sets of treatment guidelines will form the basis for revisions of the National Essential Drugs List as well as for various training programs on rational drug use.