The Ministry of Health in the Kenya government has engaged in a significant discussion with the Parliamentary Committee on Health. The discussion engagement took place on Friday, September 1, 2023. The Ministry of Health also took to its social media account to share the update on the event.
They provided glimpses of the engagement on their social media account. The images, which the Ministry of Health shared, also had a detailed report of the proceedings that went on.
As per the update that the Ministry shared, they addressed vital issues related to human resources, healthcare programs, and legal considerations. The dicussions all took place during the aforementioned engagement with the Parliamentary Committee on Health.
The discussions of the Ministry of Health and the Parliamentary Committee on Health underscored the importance of a well-trained and sufficient healthcare workforce in delivering quality healthcare services, emphasizing the need for investment in this essential aspect of healthcare.
Meanwhile, the health ministry stated that they focused on improving healthcare services’ efficiency and effectiveness. The Ministry also explored potential methods to eliminate redundancies and optimize resource allocation. Here, the primary goal is the timely delivery of healthcare services to those in need.
In-depth deliberations also took place regarding the rationalization of internship opportunities for medical and healthcare students, taking into account the constraints posed by a tight fiscal environment.
Furthermore, we directed significant attention towards improving service delivery within the Malaria Program and Disease Surveillance, both integral components of the nation’s strategic public health units.
The meeting also explored strategies to enhance the effectiveness of ongoing healthcare programs, emphasizing improved coordination, increased funding, and proactive community engagement.
During this meeting, the Principal Secretary of the state department of Public Health, Mary Muthoni Muriuki highlighted the pivotal role of these discussions in paving the way for tangible improvements in the healthcare sector.