Kenya: Ministry of Health meets General Secretary of Red Cross

The government of Kenya has increased their focus on pressing issues impacting our communities. Accordingly,  they are taking decisive action to address them effectively. Accordingly, the Ministry of Health team hosts regular meetings with significant healthcare industry members.

The government of Kenya has increased their focus on pressing issues impacting our communities. Accordingly,  they are taking decisive action to address them effectively. Accordingly, the Ministry of Health team hosts regular meetings with significant healthcare industry members. The Ministry of Health also shares regular updates and glimpses from the meeting. 

The Ministry of Health in Kenya’s government is committed to promoting well-being, health, and resilience. The Principal Secretary of the State Department of Public Health and Professional Standards, Mary Muthoni, meets several health stakeholders. 

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She met with Ahmed Idris, Secretary General of Kenya Red Cross, in the most recent update. The objective was to review existing collaboration areas and explore avenues for intensifying efforts in strengthening Primary Health Care Networks (PCN).

Principal Secretary Mary Muthoni claimed that they recognize the significant contributions of the Kenya Red Cross. She especially considered the organization’s contribution in programmatic areas like Disaster Risk Management and Response. Other issues include nutrition, community health services, and mental health, 

Meanwhile, the government aims to capitalize on this collaboration. These areas directly align with the strategic direction of the Ministry of Health. They also support the overarching goal of achieving Universal Health Coverage (UHC).

The meeting took place at the office of the Ministry of Health in Kenya. The ministry of health officials were also present at the meeting with Principal secretary Mary Muthoni.  The ministry of health shared several images from the meeting between the two authorities, the ministry and the Red cross Kenya. 

During the meeting, discussions centred around expanding the collaboration to address critical issues. Key areas of interest include capacity building for Community Health Promoters (CHPs), disease surveillance, training on occupational first aid for government drivers, disaster management and response training, the establishment of an incidence command system for health, and joint resource mobilization for UHC. “By working together, we aim to make substantial progress in these priority areas for the betterment of our communities,” PS Muthoni said

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