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New KEMSA board go for induction to reposition organisation

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The newly reconstituted KEMSA board is currently engaged in a three-day induction exercise.

The induction is purposed to appraise them on the various concerns and challenges facing the Authority; as well as steer management towards developing a robust road map aimed at repositioning the organization on the right track.

Speaking at the meeting, KEMSA Board Chair Irungu Nyakera emphasized on the need for a paradigm shift that will re-position KEMSA.

Kemsa Board Chair Irungu Nyakera

“We need to have an open, frank and honest conversation for the next three days.” Said Nyakera.

Dr. Andrew Mulwa, the Ag. Chief Executive Officer observed that it’s important to appraise the board on KEMSA’s operations so that they can make informed decisions from a point of knowledge.

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Dr. Andrew Mulwa, the Ag. Chief Executive Officer KEMSA

To improve on Order Fill Rate, Dr. Mulwa, observed that we must work closely with the Ministry of Health to get current essential medicines list, share with the counties and source for capital to ensure we are fully stocked.

“It does not matter how sophisticated a facility’s diagnostics are, without medicines matibabu ni bure,” Dr Andrew Mulwa.

The directors are keen on ensuring that KEMSA is able to maintain end-to-end visibility of Health Products and Technologies.

Last week the new board directed that all staff be put on target-based performance to hold them accountable and ensure productivity.

Irungu Nyakera, the new board Chair reiterated that individual actions can affect all staff collectively hence the need to re-evaluate our strategies and recommit ourselves to uphold ethical practices in discharging the Authority’s mandate.

“We cannot accomplish the vision by our President, if we do not put our house in order, do business unusual and go the extra mile to create a brand that can be trusted. A brand that people will be proud of,” said the chair.

 

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