Kenya To Roll Out Measles Rubella Vaccination

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Kenya's Ministry of Health has announced its plans to conduct a Measles and Rubella vaccination campaign in 7 Counties.

The exercise, which will run from December 9 to 18, targets children aged 9 and 59 months.

It will be conducted in high-risk counties, namely Nairobi, Mandera, Turkana, Marsabit, West Pokot, and Garissa.

Elsewhere, Health Cabinet Secretary Susan Nakhumicha has pledged to spearhead a people-centered approach to healthcare delivery in the country.

Speaking on Monday during a meeting with all staff at the ministry, the health CS said there was a need for a balanced, holistic, and people-centered approach in the management of services if the country is to realize its healthcare agenda.

"I urge you to be customer focused, faithfully observe respective professional codes of conduct and adhere to all government directives and regulations," she said.

The health CS committed to streamlining operations at the ministry to harmonize them with the government's health agenda even as she pledged to look into staff grievances.

"The issues raised including that of human resource are not matters we can't surmount. The issues will be addressed progressively," said Nakhumicha.

She said the ministry is in the process of aligning its operations with Executive order 01 of 2022, which defines the health ministry's functions.

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