Govt. donates KES 265M of medical commodities to faith based hospitals

NAIROBI, Kenya, May 15, 2017 – The Ministry of Health has donated medical commodities worthy KES 265 million to Faith Based Organizations to increase access to high quality medicines.

The commodities funded through the Kenya Medical Supplies Agency (KEMSA) will help to strengthen FBOs capacity and replenish the supplies used during the recent doctors strike, said the Cabinet Secretary for Health, Dr. Cleopa Mailu on Monday.

The CS said the donation of the pharmaceutical and non-pharmaceutical supplies will be channeled through the Kenya Conference of Catholic Bishops at a cost of KES 106 million, the Christian Health Association of Kenya (CHAK) at KES 132 million and Supreme Council of Kenya Muslim (SUPKEM) at KES 26.5 million.

“The FBOs contribute 50 per cent of service delivery. We shall continue to work with them to ensure commodity security,” said the CS.

The ceremony was attended by the Principal Secretary for Health, Mr. Julius Korir, KEMSA acting Chief Executive, Mr. Philip Omondi and senior Ministry of Health officials among others.