Health CS Sicily signs 15th cycle of performance contracts with CEOs and regulatory bodies management. Nairobi, KENYA September 10, 2018

Health Cabinet Secretary, Sicily Kariuki and the Principal Secretary, Eng Peter Tum signing performance contracts for the ministry.To the left is the Chief Administrative Secretary Dr Rashid Aman.










The Ministry of Health has aligned it’s 15th cycle Performance Contract to Universal Health Coverage (UHC), one of the Big 4 Agenda of President Uhuru Kenyatta final term.

The Cabinet Secretary for Health Sicily Kariuki signed the contractors with various State Corporations, Regulatory bodies and Ministry of Health officials and urged them deliver on their pledges to enable the 46 million Kenyans accessibility to affordable healthcare.

“Each of you have an important role to play in implementing UHC, and therefore I will be counting on you to play your respective roles towards achieving this important goal,” the CS who was accompanied by the Chief Administrative Secretary, Dr. Rashid Aman and Principal Secretary Eng. Peter Tum said.

She disclosed that the Ministry is working with development partners and other stakeholders to put in place mechanisms that will ensure that the expectations of Kenyans are met.

“The UHC Roadmap is in place to guide the implementation of priorities identified under UHC and the basic benefit package. If fully implemented it will ensure that every Kenyans have access to essential health services. This is in addition to a number of flagship projects whose implementation is ongoing,” she noted.

The implementation of performance contracts is an important accountability mechanism for the Government which is meant to entrench the Results Based Management system with a view to transforming the public service from process oriented to results based management culture.

This year the Ministry of Health budget was increased from about Kshs. 60 billion in 2017/18 to Kshs. 90 billion in 2018/19, while County Governments have continued to increase the budgetary allocation to health.

“I urge you to ensure that resources under your stewardship are strictly used for the purposes for their allocated purposes,” the CS advised the CEOs.