In a proactive move towards transforming healthcare delivery and fostering self-reliance, Kenya’s Ministry of Health team led by Ag DG Dr. Patrick Amoth alongside Hon Dr. James Nyikal from the Parliamentary Committee on Health, joined by CS Nakhumicha S. Wafula met GAVI alliance CEO, Seth Berkeley.
Kenya has been actively making investments and implementing reforms aimed at transforming healthcare delivery in Kenya.
One of the key priorities for the country over the next five years is Universal Health Coverage (UHC), with immunization playing a crucial role.
Over 1.5 million infants, pregnant women, and 700,000 adolescent girls receive FREE immunization services annually.
With 9,000+ health facilities, including public, private, faith-based, and NGOs, Kenya is committed to protecting the health of its population
During the meeting, the GAVI alliance expressed their intention to provide financial support to Kenya through the Treasury and are also planning a high-level visit to further solidify the partnership.
The collaboration with Berkeley highlights the importance of engaging with international organizations to enhance healthcare initiatives.
Recognizing the need for self-reliance and innovative solutions, the MOH, through institutions such as the Kenya Biovax Institute (KBI) and KEMRI, is focused on manufacturing vaccines and other specialized Human HPTs, including therapeutics and biomedical products.
As the chair of the East, Central, and Southern Africa Health Community (ECSA-HC) and a member of the East African Community (EAC), Kenya has aligned with other member states to achieve a stockpile of essential HPTs.