Principal Secretary of State Department of Medical Services and USAID discuss partnership for advancing Universal Health Coverage in Kenya


Nairobi Kenya, March 14, 2023 – The Principal Secretary of the State Department of Medical Services, Eng. Peter Tum, on Tuesday met with representatives from the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) to discuss the Development Cooperation Framework Agreement (DCFA) for the health sector in Kenya.

The meeting focused on enhancing partnerships and collaboration between the two organizations to improve healthcare services and advance Universal Health Coverage (UHC) through joint implementation with the Ministry of Health.

During the meeting, both parties agreed to co-create the DCFA Implementation Letters (ILs) that define USAID support for mutually agreed priorities in the areas of HIV/AIDS, TB, Malaria, Global Health Security, Family Health, Health Systems Strengthening, Health Products and Technologies, and Partnerships, Sustainability and Private Sector engagements.

The partnership between the two organizations has led to significant progress in the achievement of health outcomes in Kenya, as noted in the recent Kenya Health and Development Survey.

Technical teams from both parties will now begin the co-creation process to develop the DCFA-IL and technical annexes for the implementation of programs and activities in Kenya for the next five (5) years.

This partnership will help ensure that the projected programs for HIV, FP, TB, Malaria, DPHT, Health systems strengthening, and supply chain for health products and technologies are collaboratively and effectively implemented.

The delegation was led by Bert Ubamadu, Acting Mission Director, and John Kuehnle, Office Director, Health Population and Nutrition.