REPUBLIC OF KENYA

Development of the 2023-2028 Tuberculosis, Leprosy and Lung Health Strategic Plan underway.

     

Nairobi, January 19,2023

Principal Secretary Ministry of Health State Department for Public Health and Professional Standards, Dr. Josephine Mburu has today officiated a stakeholders meeting on the development of the 2023-2028 Tuberculosis, Leprosy and Lung Health Strategic Plan.

The Strategy which will draw from lessons learnt will guide the country to build on the milestones towards elimination of TB by 2030.

The PS called for ownership   and alignment of the Strategic Plan with the overarching National Health Strategy. “Through ownership, the strategy will offer direction for the next five years. Let us come up with interventions that are resilient, sustainable and community centered.” She urged.

The PS advised them to deploy strategies for   early case detection, cutting transmission cycle at the community and screening through community health care workers to accelerate attainment of the Afya Bora Mashinani as envisioned by the Kenya Kwanza Government.

She committed to mobilize resources to ensure successful implementation of the strategy.

The exercise brings together key stakeholders from National and County Governments, partners and community representatives.