REPUBLIC OF KENYA

Government plans to construct Sh. 2.5 billion East African Kidney Institute at KNH.

 

Nairobi, Kenya Tuesday, 17 July 2018 – The Principal Secretary (PS) for Health Eng. Peter Tum on Monday held discussions with African Development Bank (ADB) to fast track the construction of East African Kidney Institute.

The Institute, which is being funded by the ADB, will be a centre of excellence for the East African region, and will result into reduction of healthcare costs, increase medical tourism and productivity.

The project, which will be set up at Kenyatta National Hospital at a cost of Sh.2.5 billion, will be key in addressing treatment, research on kidney ailments, knowledge management and capacity building and hence contribute to sustained efforts to fight the scourge of kidney ailments and renal failure.

During the meeting the PS reiterated the need to make the institute a reality in order to realize the objectives of the initiative in the shortest time possible.

The Ministry and ADB agreed to enhance capacity development, strengthen the project implementation team, fast track procurement process and mobilize funds to complete the project.