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Health Cabinet Secretary Engages with USAID on Healthcare and Global Security Initiatives

Nairobi, Kenya - 30th November 2023 - Cabinet Secretary for Health, Nakhumicha S. Wafula, engaged in discussions today with USAID regarding health aspects, specifically focusing on Universal Health Coverage, Community Health Promotion, and the Global Health Security - One Health Approach.

ย The primary focus within Universal Health Coverage and Community Health Promotion centered on establishing Patient Care Networks (PCNs) to streamline information dissemination and enhance operational efficiency.

Notably, there was a strong emphasis on empowering Community Health Promoters (CHPs) to enhance accessibility to healthcare services. Regarding Global Health Security - One Health Approach, the discussion revolved around addressing zoonotic diseases like Rift Valley Fever and anthrax.

ย Initiatives included training CHPs to combat antimicrobial resistance and identify fevers. In anticipation of El Nino-related zoonotic outbreaks, collaboration between the Ministry of Agriculture and the One Health ecosystem was highlighted, specifically referencing Isiolo's state-of-the-art laboratory.