Kenya to partner with Tunisia in the health sector
Kenya and Tunisia have pledged to enhance their collaboration in the health sector, especially in the production of medical and pharmaceutical commodities.
Speaking during a bilateral meeting between Health Cabinet Secretary Mutahi Kagwe and his Tunisian counterpart Ali Mrabet, held at the side-lines of the ongoing World Health Assembly in Geneva, the two African nations agreed to enhance bilateral relations to foster technology sharing in vaccine Manufacturing and cooperation in regional and African health systems development.
The two ministers said the new development was informed by valuable lessons learned from the COVID-19 pandemic and the need to be self-reliant.
This came a day after Kagwe challenged the WHO Member States to redouble efforts to build greater resilience in national health systems as a global public good.
According to him, more effort must be made to strengthen health systems at the community level to make them fit for intended needs and use if the Universal Health Coverage agenda as envisioned by Sustainable Development Goal number 3 on good health and well-being is to be actualized.
"As one of the Pandemic Treaty proponents, Kenya calls on the WHO Member States to redouble efforts to build greater resilience in national health systems as a global public good. This ties in with the theme for this year's Assembly, "Health for Peace, Peace for Health". He observed.