REPUBLIC OF KENYA

CS health receives EACC report on systems review. Nairobi, KENYA Friday 17, 2018

Health Cabinet Secretary, Sicily Kariuki, the Ethics and Anti Corruption Commission Chairman Eliud Wabukhala and the secretary to the Commission Halakhe Waqo join in singing the Integrity song during a presentation of report systems, policies, procedures and practices in the pricing of pharmaceutical and non pharmaceutical supplies in Kenya.

Health Cabinet Secretary, Sicily Kariuki,the Chief Administrative Secretary Rashid Aman, the Ethics and Anti Corruption Commission Chairman Eliud Wabukhala and the secretary to the Commission Halakhe Waqo display copies of reports during the presentation of report systems, policies, procedures and practices in the pricing of pharmaceutical and non pharmaceutical supplies in Kenya.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Health Cabinet Secretary, Sicily Kariuki, the Ethics and Anti Corruption Commission Chairman Eliud Wabukhala and the secretary to the Commission Halakhe Waqo consult during a presentation of report systems, policies, procedures and practices in the pricing of pharmaceutical and non pharmaceutical supplies in Kenya.

The Chief Pharmacist Dr. Siyoi receive a copy of a report from the EACC secretary Halakhe Waqo during a presentation of report systems, policies, procedures and practices in the pricing of pharmaceutical and non pharmaceutical supplies in Kenya.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Cabinet Secretary (CS) for Health Sicily Kariuki today received a report on the review of systems, policies, procedures and practices in the pricing for pharmaceutical and non-pharmaceutical supplies in Kenya health sector from the Ethics and Anti-Corruption Commission (EACC) Chairman, Rtd Archbishop Dr. Eliud Wabukala.

The CS acknowledged the EACC for the successful completion of the review which she said will assist the ministry to strengthen regulatory functions towards achievement of Universal Health Coverage (UHC) pillars, in particular, accessibility, affordability and quality of health services and commodities.

“We supported the review because health plays a pivotal role in the attainment of socio-economic development and human development targets of the country outlined in the Kenya Vision 2030 and also addresses major differentials in pricing of certain supplies in the health sector in particular pharmaceutical and non-pharmaceutical commodities of which, overpricing would deny a large segment of the population access to health care,” she noted.

The EACC report findings indicate that systemic weaknesses and opportunities exist in the procurement and dispensing stages of pharmaceutical and non- pharmaceutical supplies in the public sector.

The issues on governance includes failure to maintain a national list of registered non-pharmaceutical supplies and a national list of accredited suppliers of which, EACC recommends maintenance of a national list for registered non-pharmaceuticals supplies and accredited suppliers among others recommendations.

The EACC is also recommending compliance with national specifications for medical and medical suppliers, disclosure of evaluation criteria in bid documents and capacity building in market survey to address noncompliance issues with national standard specifications for medical and medical suppliers in the acquisition stage.

At dispensing stage the findings indicate that prescriptions of medicine are captured in the essential list without approval and is recommending enhanced monitoring to ensure compliance to the essential list during prescription approval.

The CS who was accompanied by Chief Administrative Secretary, Dr. Raman Rashid said all the issues identified in the report will be addressed and shared with county governments for effective implementation.

The ministry is expected to submit an implementation plan of the report to EACC within a period of one month.