CS Health lauds public private partnerships in delivery of health services.

First Lady Margaret Kenyatta accompanied by the Health CS Sicily Kariuki after opening the general children’s ward 3C at KNH .

Health CS Sicily Kariuki with the First Lady HE Margaret Kenyatta at KNH during the opening of the refurbished children’s ward 3C.










First Lady Margaret Kenyatta ,Health CS Sicily Kariuki and KNH Board members posing for a group photo after the First Lady opened a refurbished children’s general ward 3C at the hospital today

First Lady HE Margaret Kenyatta with Health CS Sicily Kariuki at the children’s ward 3D at KNH.











Nairobi, KENYA July 5th, 2018 – The Cabinet Secretary (CS) for Health Health Sicily Kariuki has reaffirmed the Government commitment to attaining a functional health system premised on collaboration with all stakeholders.
Speaking during the opening of the general children’s ward 3C at KNH by the First Lady Margaret Kenyatta today the CS said the private sector have a role to support the health sector through the Private Public Partnership to complement the Government efforts in providing quality healthcare to her citizens.
The ward was renovated by Magnate Venture Ltd at a cost of Sh. 11 million and  services as a perfect example of public private partnership strategies that the Government is encouraging, the CS noted.
She thanked  Her Excellency for
her dedication and commitment to the women and children of Kenya, noting that the health of children is central to the wellbeing of future generations.
‘’Partnerships with corporate entities, social communities and even individuals are significant to our health care system as we inch towards Universal Health Coverage,” the CS said.
The CS re-emphasized that  equitable access to quality and affordable health care services will be realised in cooperation with County Governments.
She urged the devolved governments to ensure that County Referral hospitals operate optimally, to lessen the burden for patients travelling to seek similar services at the Kenyatta National Hospital and also enable the National Referral Hospital to concentrate on highly specialised treatment services.
‘’By developing our health care facilities and making them accessible to a growing proportion of the population we can eventually lessen inequality in society. This will no doubt promote stable social development, which is a prerequisite for economic growth and enhanced standard of living,” she stressed.