REPUBLIC OF KENYA

Cuban doctors induction programme

Health PS Eng Peter Tum giving his address during the opening of induction programme for Cuban doctors at the Kenya School of Government.

The Chief Administrative Secretary, Dr. Rashid Aman giving his address during the opening of induction programme for Cuban doctors at the Kenya School of Government.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

A group photo of Cuban doctors and senior ministry of Health officers led by the CAS Dr. Rashid Aman and the PS Eng Peter Tum

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Nairobi, KENYA June 11, 2018

The one hundred Cuban doctors induction programme started today at the Kenya School of Government.
The two weeks programme is designed to ensure that the foreign doctors are comprehensively introduced to the Kenyan health system, and the Kenyan heritage to adequately prepare them to deliver on their mandate without any difficulties.

Speaking during the official opening of the induction progamme at the Kenya School of Government today Health Cabinet Secretary Sicily Kariuki, (CS) disclosed that the government has increased its domestic financing towards health sector reforms which have enhanced provision of affordable and equitable access to essential health services for the entire population.

The CS made the remarks through the Dr. Rashid Aman, the Chief Administrative Secretary in the Ministry of Health.

She said “The government has registered key achievements in health care financing and social health protection including, elimination of user fees at primary healthcare level to increase access to essential services and implementation of free maternity programme in public health facilities to improve the maternal and child health across the country.”

Following the achievements, the number of deliveries in the public health facilities have doubled from 600,000 to 1.2 million annually, she noted.

The Principal Secretary for Health Eng. Peter Tum said that the government will give the doctors necessary support to ensure they discharge their duties effectively in various stations they will be posted.

 

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