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BY NAMULONGO PETER,NAIROBI,10TH JAN 2018-World Health Organization (WHO) has promised back Kenya’s efforts in making Universal Health Coverage possible.WHO’s General Director Tedros Adhanon who met health CS Cleopa Mailu on Tuesday in Nairobi says WHO will work hand in hand with the Government of Kenya to ensure that all Kenyans have access to quality health care.
He added that the purpose of his visit would be to discuss the progress that Kenya has made so far in the health sector and also to discuss on how they can strengthen WHO cooperation with Kenya.
He said he was impressed that health forms part of President Kenyatta’s second term deliverables.
This being his first official visit to Kenya, will also include a courtesy call and meeting with President Uhuru Kenyatta, signing of a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with UNEP, and a visit to Kiambu Hospital.
On his side CS Mailu said WHO Director’s visit will help them in pushing the agenda of universal health coverage forward.
“World Health Organization is going to be very critical in terms of policy and guiding us to be able to get it right as we move forward,” said Mailu.
The CS also stated that WHO is a key player in realizing 2030 Vision in the Health sector whose aim is to provide an efficient integrated and high quality affordable health care to all citizens. Priority will be given to preventive care at community and household levels, through a decentralized national health-care system.