REPUBLIC OF KENYA

Mombasa December 14, 2022 PS underscores cohesion between the Ministry and counties as key to success of the health sector

   

Principal Secretary, State Department for Health Standards and Professional Management, Dr. Josephine Mburu has underscored cohesion between the Ministry of Health, Counties and Development Partners as key to successful implementation of health Policies. Speaking in Mombasa during the induction of 47 appointed County Executive Committee Members for Health, the PS said the Ministry will work closely with relevant stakeholders to ensure, quality, affordable and accessible healthcare services to Kenyans.

“Over the last ten years of devolution, there are gains which have been achieved in the health sector that we need to protect, including improved access to health services, increased health workforce as well as infrastructural development. However, as in any system, we had some challenges, which I am certain, working closely with the Council of Governors and yourselves, we can ameliorate, through trust and open discussion.” The PS said.

She said the Ministry will ensure that counties are fully supported to implement health polices and strategies developed jointly.  The three day induction forum for the CECM for health is aimed at helping them understand the functioning of County Departments for Health in relation to the Ministry of Health.