Kenya First Lady Roots For More Support To Health Sector


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The First Lady appreciated the US government for the continued support in the health sector especially in HIV/AIDs through the US President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR) programme that has led to the reduction in HIV/AIDs prevalence in the country.

She welcomed any support from other development partners to augment government efforts to better healthcare for Kenyans and bring up a HIV Free-generation.

The First Lady was speaking when she met US Ambassador Robert Godec who paid her a courtesy call at State House, Nairobi on Tuesday.

She said Kenya faced other serious challenges like malaria and TB.

She said additional investments are needed to improve the health of women, children and other vulnerable population while agreeing to be ambassador for safe motherhood and immunization.

Mr. Godec said US will continue to support the health sector for Kenyans to access better health services particularly in the fight against HIV/AIDs, TB, malaria and maternal health.

During the meeting Health Cabinet Secretary James Macharia said the government is reforming Kenya Medical Supplies Agency (KEMSA) to seal loopholes and ensure a smooth distribution of drugs and other medical supplies to the County’s.

Mr. Macharia added that the Ministry is planning to digitize all medical records to ensure proper sharing of medical data among public health institutions. Digitalization is being piloted in Coast region to be replicated to other parts of the country, he said.


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