Kenya enlists collaboration with CDC for development in healthcare

Principal Secretary of the State Department for Public Health and Professional Standards, Mary Muthoni, met with Dr Amy Roloff. She is the Country Director of CDC Kenya. The two professional women came together to discuss collaboration opportunities in aligning support with current and emerging country needs.

The Ministry of Health in Kenya’s government believes collaboration is a great way to strengthen public health structures. Accordingly, the Ministry and the various staff meet and interact with the high-level stakeholders and authorities.Further, The Principal Secretary of the State Department for Public Health and Professional Standards, Mary Muthoni meeting, aligned with this mandate.

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The meeting with the Country Director of CDC Kenya took place on July 13, 2023. The Ministry of to discuss collaboration opportunities in aligning support with current and emerging country needs. The Ministry of Health also took the opportunity to share some images from the significant meeting.

The glimpses from the meeting featured the Principle Secretary of the Ministry of Health, and the Country Director of CDC Kenya engaged in a serious and fruitful discussion for the country’s benefit. Accordingly country’s people have expressed their applause and appreciation for the efforts of the Ministry of Health.

The meeting focused on two key areas. These areas included operationalizing the National Public Health Institute (NPHI) and establishing Emergency Operations Centers for effective emergency response and day-to-day public health management. Additionally, the two experts in the health and wellness field also explored strategies for enhancing Public Health workforce development through Field Epidemiologists‘ training and strengthening local laboratory capacity to improve surveillance capabilities.

The Principal Secretary took the opportunity to highlight the longstanding relationship between Kenya and CDC. She also took the opportunity during the meeting to acknowledge CDC’s support in crucial areas. Accordingly, The areas in question include human resource capacity building, Emergency Operations Centers (EOCs), and national public health laboratory services.

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