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Health CS Engages KNH Leadership on Mama Margaret Hospital Handover Plans

Nairobi, Kenya - 20th March 2024 - Health Cabinet Secretary Nakhumicha S. Wafula met with Kenyatta National Hospital's leadership, including CEO Dr. Evanson Kamuri, to address staffing, funding, and equipment needs following her recent visits to both Kenyatta National Hospital and Mama Margaret Uhuru Hospital. 

She supported Nairobi Governor Johnson Sakaja's plans to take over Mama Margaret Kenyatta Hospital's operations from the national government, proposing a complete handover system to equip and operationalize the hospital as a general facility. 

Principal Secretary Harry Kimutai and Dr. Kamuri echoed her sentiments, emphasizing the need for collaboration between the Ministry of Health, Nairobi City government, and KNH in the handover process. 

Mama Margaret is a Level 6 facility designed to cater to specialized pediatric needs, making it a significant addition to public healthcare infrastructure.