Kenya and South Africa sign health deal

Kenya and South Africa have signed a memorandum of understanding on cooperation in the field of health.

According to Health Cabinet Secretary Mutahi Kagwe, the agreement commits the two countries to cooperate in Primary Health care, Secondary Health care, Human resource development and technological exchange.

The deal will prioritize Cooperation in strengthening disease prevention, twining of tertiary referral, teaching and research hospitals and paramedical training institutions, epidemic surveillance, emergency health services, Cooperation in mutual recognition of Health professionals and exchange of information, experiences and expertise in health-related issues.

It will also prioritize the capacity building of human resources in medical training in speciality areas such as oncology, cardiac, pathology, forensic services and nephrology, Cooperation in technological transfer and capacity building in research development and local production of pharmaceuticals, human vaccines, biological and medical devices.

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