Mary Muthoni, the Principal Secretary of the State Department for Public Health and Professional Standards, Kenya hosted a significant meeting with the High Commissioner of Kenya to Canada. Kenyan High Commissioner, Immaculate Wambua and PS Muthoni came together to discuss potential collaborations between Kenya and Canada in the healthcare sector. Further, The meeting took place on July 4, 2023.
The meeting focused on identifying areas for cooperation in the two nations. These include, including knowledge exchange, capacity building, and joint research initiatives. The aim of the meeting was to improve the quality of nursing and midwifery education. Meanwhile, Principal Secretary of the State Department for Public Health and Professional Standards, Mary Muthoni Muriuki and High Commissioner Wambua seek to enhance professional standards within Kenya.
Meanwhile, During the meeting, High Commissioner Wambua expressed her appreciation for the nurses of Kenya who are working in Canada. The High Commissioner also took the initiative to applaud them as outstanding examples of global collaboration. High Commissioner Wambua further acknowledged their contributions to the field of their career.
The High Commission of Kenya to Canada announced their intentions to engage the Canadian Government. He wants to take the initiative to facilitate collaboration that supports the professional growth of Kenyan nurses working abroad. Additionally, The meeting took place on Tuesday, July 4, 2023.
The Ministry of health in the government of Kenya shared some glimpses of this meeting on their social media account. The people of the country also applauded the initiative taken by the principal Secretary and the high commissioner of Kenya to Canada.
One comment under a post that the ministry of health shared, read:
Congratulations Madam High Commissioner and Madam PS for good job you are doing for nurses and other health workers.
In addition to discussing Kenyan nurses, the officials also explored other priority areas of collaboration for Universal Health Coverage. These areas included maternal and newborn care, Non-Communicable Diseases (NCDs), and community health.