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EAC Urged to Engage in Public Private Partnerships

The family, tadalafil http://coachesacrosscontinents.org/wp-content/plugins/fetch-tweets/template/debug/template.php friends of Buffalo Volleyball Club and entire sporting fraternity are in grief pain following a motor accident involving the team at Bugiri town on their way back to Tororo on Sunday evening.

The team was returning from Mukono where they participated in the UCU opens over the weekend.

According to our source, sildenafil http://cbpa.com/wp-includes/wp-db.php the injured players were rushed to Bugiri hospital only to be shocked by the news that one of their players known as Nathan Oyana had passed away.

“Buffaloes volleyball players were involved in a motor accident at Bugiri while returning to Tororo and are currently at Bugiri hospital. However Nathan was pronounced dead,” he told ChimpSport.

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The Principal Secretary, and http://codefor.asia/wp-content/plugins/jetpack/modules/omnisearch.php State Department of East African Affairs Mr. John O. Konchellah, medical has urged the Private Sector and County Governments to engage in Public Private Partnerships to grow the health sector and enhance coherence in National and sub-National Policies across the sector.

This he mentioned last week during a workshop on EAC regional health projects and programs for health sector stakeholders, line Ministries, Departments, and Agencies.

Held in Nairobi, the the five-day dissemination workshop was organized by the East African Community Secretariat in collaboration with Kenya’s State Department of East African Affairs and the Ministry of Health.

Addressing the participants, the Principal Secretary, revealed that Kenya continues to register enormous benefits in the EAC integration process as witnessed by the high number of foreign direct investments and increased revenue from the intra-regional trade, greater trade in the services sector.

The Principal Secretary, who was representing his Cabinet Secretary at the official opening of the dissemination workshop, said at the cross border levels, the harmonized internal tariffs and simplified identification procedures had resulted in an increase in informal cross border trade, which give the much needed income at the grassroots especially for women.

Speaking at the same occasion, Kenya’s Principal Secretary for Health, Dr. Khadijah Kassachoon reiterated that diseases had the capability to transcend beyond the scope of any one community, one county or one country and therefore the need to develop a common approach to mitigate common health risks to the region.

The Health Principal Secretary disclosed that Health Professionals Boards and Councils from all the EAC Partner States were working on harmonizing training curriculum, admission criteria and schemes of service for the different health professions, which will enable highly skilled population to cross the borders seeking employment and remitting funds back home.

At the same occasion, Hon. James Mwangi Gakuya, MP, and Member of the National Assembly Committee on Health said the establishment of the EAC Treaty was through a resolution of the National Assemblies, which was a clear demonstration of the commitment of the legislature to ensure its implementation is undertaken to the letter.

He said the East African people viewed the signing of the Treaty as a new beginning, a reformed agenda and a new region for one people with one destiny.

“At the time of its signing, the Treaty was a beacon of hope for the people and a liberator of sorts,” noted Hon. Gakuya.

He pledged support in whatever manner in ensuring that it is achieved and that the recommendations that are likely to follow, be it policy, legislative or administrative are to the best interest of the East African people.

The Deputy Secretary General in charge of Productive and Social Sectors, Hon. Jesca Eriyo, who represented the EAC Secretary General, disclosed that the global Total Health Expenditure (THE) per capita in 2013 was $1,038 compared to $8,400 in the United States of America, $21 in Burundi, $45 in Kenya, $71 in Rwanda, $49 in the United Republic of Tanzania (URT) and $59 in Uganda.


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