The World Health Organization has paved way for Kenya to launch the Universal Health Care Pilot Project on the 13th December by hosting their global meeting in the country.
Today marked the official opening of the World Health Organization (WHO) Global Management Meeting at the Nairobi Hotel.
This is a rare opportunity having that it is the first WHO Global management meeting to be conducted outside the headquarters of Geneva.
The event was attended by world class leaders and some of the heads from the health sector. President Kenyatta presided over the meeting as the World Health Organization today started their deliberations in Nairobi.
During the inauguration of Kenyatta’s second term in office, President Kenyatta prioritized the attainment of Affordable Healthcare for all as one of the Big Four Priorities for his Government for the period 2019-2022
The President has assured the governments efforts to ensure that Kenyans get the best services from the healthcare system.
“This indeed, is a testament to the strong bond of friendship and collaboration that we continue to share over the years and speaks to even greater cooperation in the future, as we seek to individually and collectively achieve our goals & aspirations” He said
Kenyatta raised concern over the fact that nearly half of the world’s population still do not have full coverage of essential health services & that almost 12% of the world’s population spend at least 10% of their household budgets to pay for health care.
The health CS Sicily Kariuki noted that the objective of this meeting is to usher in the implementation of World Health Organization work programme under the Triple Billion Targets: 1B more people benefitting from Universal Health Care; 1B more people protected from health emergencies, and 1B more people enjoying better health and well-being.
President Kenyatta on his end mentioned that over the years, the government has progressively increased financing for the health sector and implemented several initiatives, aimed at promoting equity and targeting those most vulnerable amongst Kenyas population.
Kisumu County has been identified to host the Universal Health Coverage (UHC) conference which will be held on Thursday 13th December
President Kenyatta extended an invitation to the WHO global family to attend the UHC launch in Kisumu.