CS Nakhumicha Pledges To Resolve Pending and Emerging Issues In Health Sector

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Kenya's Health Cabinet Secretary (CS) Susan Nakhumicha has pledged to work closely with the Council of Governors (CoG) to deliver quality, affordable and accessible healthcare services to all Kenyans.

Speaking in Kwale County, coastal of the country, during a meeting with CoG Health Committee, the health CS said she is keen on ensuring that counties are fully supported to implement health policies and strategies.

"Working closely with the Council of Governors, I envision us sustaining the gains made, while quickly and amicably resolving pending and emerging issues within the outlaid consultative frameworks, and sometimes, ad hoc interactions," said CS Nakhumicha.

She noted that Human Resources for Health remains a key asset in service delivery as it drives other health systems' building blocks.

"The National Government contracted staff under the UHC program continue serving in our counties selflessly. It was resolved that they be absorbed into a permanent workforce when their contracts expire as the experience and trainings they have already acquired will continue to support the County's health systems."

"Counties have made different progress in their absorption. Absorption of the remaining staff remains a priority and will be a big boost to ongoing efforts to strengthen health systems for service continuity," she added.

The CS also addressed some key accelerator projects in the counties, including the Managed Equipment Service (MES) and Health Financing that she submitted will need joint efforts to sustain the gains made during the Universal Health Coverage journey.

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