REPUBLIC OF KENYA

Harnessing strategic partnerships and innovations for attainment of SDGs

Nairobi November 13, 2019 – The Ministry of Health is developing a Public Private Partnership (PPP) Strategy and toolkit as an innovative financing mechanisms to complement the Government’s health financing efforts.

Speaking during an ICPD25 side event themed: “Harnessing the Power of SDG Partnerships and Innovations to finance and deliver UHC and advance ICPD PoA in Kenya,” Health Principal Secretary (PS) Susan Mochache noted that attainment of SDGs calls for creative approach to challenges.

Currently, the PS said the Ministry is exploring strategic partnerships and innovations for cost effective solutions for health challenges facing the country.

“Rising costs of health care, advancements in technology and changing disease patterns has put a strain on existing public resources, hence the need to leverage on Public Private Partnerships to fill the gaps in funding,” she noted.

She said the Government is keen to advance Partnerships towards the realization of SDGs and has established the SDG Partnership Platform which aims to scale up transformative primary health care interventions to improve health and well-being of Kenyans and support the attainment of Kenya’s Universal Health Coverage (UHC).

“Since the formation the platform in September 2017, key milestones including: development of innovative financing mechanisms, institutional and staff capacities, and partnerships have been achieved,” she stated.

The PS commended the Private Sector players for the role they have play in complementing government initiatives in health service delivery.

“ With the anticipated National scale up of UHC programme, the Ministry will harness collaborations and partnerships through the SDG platform in the form of expansion of fiscal space through PPPs, facilitation of investor roundtables and policy dialogues,” she revealed.