Nairobi, Kenya, Feb 28 – The Cabinet has approved the development of centres of excellence for health education and training as part of the Administration’s Universal Health Coverage plan.
The initiative aims to improve cancer care in Kenya and strengthen the healthcare workforce through partnerships with the United Kingdom.
Under the Kenya UK Health Alliance (KUKHA) framework, healthcare workers from Kenya and the United Kingdom will collaborate to provide high-quality tertiary healthcare services covering the Western Lake and South Rift Regions of Kenya.
The plan will focus on treatments and research of Non-Communicable Diseases (NCDs), Respiratory Diseases, Sickle Cell, Malaria, HIV, Mental Health, and Cancer Care and Treatment.
As the first step towards the implementation of the plan, the Cabinet has identified six universities that will lead the effort.
These institutions include Kisii University, Egerton University, Maseno University, Masinde Muliro University, Kibabii University, and Bomet University College.
The universities will work together to deliver the necessary training and education required to improve cancer care in Kenya and to enhance the skills of the healthcare workforce.
The Cabinet’s decision is a significant step towards achieving Universal Health Coverage in Kenya, as it focuses on improving the quality of healthcare services and strengthening the healthcare workforce.
The centres of excellence for health education and training will enable Kenya to provide better care to its citizens and ultimately improve the health of the nation.
The partnership with the United Kingdom through KUKHA is also expected to provide an opportunity for knowledge transfer and collaboration between the two countries.
The Cabinet’s approval of this initiative is a clear indication of the government’s commitment to achieving Universal Health Coverage in Kenya.
It is hoped that the development of centres of excellence for health education and training will help to address the healthcare challenges facing the nation and improve the quality of healthcare services for all Kenyans