The Government of Kenya is working towards achieving Universal Health Coverage (UHC). They have been taking several initiatives to meet this mandate. Accordingly, the Ministry of Health has joined forces with the Ethics and Anti-corruption Commission (EACC), Council of Governors, Development Partners, and Civil Society.
They are looking to develop a comprehensive roadmap that can help them eradicate corruption within the country’s healthcare sector. In line with this, the Ministry of Health in the government of Kenya came together for a high-level meeting.
The High-Level Meeting focused on the Prevention of Corruption in the Healthcare Sector. Reportedly, EACC convened the meeting. During the dialogue, Mary Muthoni Muriuki, Principal Secretary of the State Department for Public Health and Professional Standards, shed light on the detrimental effects of corruption.
She also emphasized that corruption has been a major impediment to realizing a healthier Kenya. She also added that the situation escalates medical costs and pushes numerous households into the depths of poverty. Further, Ministry of Health seeks to provide quality health care to all the country’s people. Accordingly, the issue of corruption in the country takes precedence.
The collaboration’s primary objective is to root out the pervasive grip of corruption. The Ministry’s ultimate goal is to restore public trust in health institutions and improve service delivery nationwide.
Reaffirming the Ministry’s dedication to upholding strict adherence to the Construction, Public Finance Management Act, Public Procurement and Disposal Act, and all other laws about the Health Sector, Muthoni underlined the importance of transparency and accountability in creating a brighter, healthier future for every Kenyan.
The Ministry of health took to their social media account to share the glimpses into the meeting. The meeting seeked to
“The collective resolve of stakeholders to strengthen governance and foster transparency is truly encouraging. Together, we can enhance accountability systems, ensuring a healthier and more prosperous Kenya for all,” stated the Principal Secretary, expressing her optimism for the positive impact of this united effort.