Gov’t, WHO partner to spearhead attainment of universal healthcare

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The Ministry of Health is partnering with the World Health Organization to spearhead the attainment of universal healthcare in the country.

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Speaking ahead of the world health day to be marked on Saturday, Health Cabinet Secretary Sicily Kariuki, said the government was keen on ensuring that all Kenyans are able to access quality healthcare.

 

As Kenyans prepare to join the rest of the World to mark the world international health day Saturday the ministry of health is promising to ensure the full implementation of the 2017 health act that seeks to create a universal healthy for the next five years.

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According to health cabinet secretary Sicily Kariuki Kenya has already covered some milestones in offering free medicare to its citizens starting with the introduction of free maternal healthcare to the establishment of health insurance subsidy program.

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Kariuki said that one of the fundamental driver of the Universal Health Coverage is need for good governance skills to ease service delivery and the need to increase investment in the sector and her ministry will be work with WHO in the sector of capacity building.

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WHO Country Representative Dr.Rudi Eggers said  health is a human right and at no point should anyone loss their life due to lack of finances and that is why WHO was partnering with Kenya in the noble course.

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