Affordable healthcare: Germany pledges to strengthen partnership with Kenya

Germany has pledged to strengthen its partnership with Kenya in ensuring Kenyans access quality and affordable healthcare.

This even as Health Cabinet Secretary, Dr Nakhumicha Wafula and Cabinet Secretary for East African Community, ASALs and regional development Rebecca Miano Tuesday morning flagged off health, water, sanitation and hygiene suppliers for emergency response.

The items which are meant to support the Ministry of Health’s drought and cholera response as well as Ebola were procured by UNICEF Kenya with funding from the government of Germany.

Speaking Tuesday morning, Health Cabinet Secretary, Dr Nakhumicha Wafula lauded the government of Germany and UNICEF for their continued support and partnership in improving healthcare services to Kenyans.

She spoke in a tripartite meeting with the Germany ambassador to Kenya Sebastian Groth and the representative, UNICEF Kenya country office Shaheen Nilofer.

As Kenya battles the worst drought in 40 years that has affected more than 23 counties and left more than 600,000 children battling severe malnutrition and the increased cases of cholera outbreak, UNICEF has pledged to offer humanitarian support in aid of the affected Kenyans.

While acknowledging the support the German government and UNICEF has accorded Kenya, CS Rebecca Miano stated that majority of the affected Kenyans reside in the ASALs counties.

Principal Secretary State Department for Health Standards and Professional Management Josphine Mburu was also present.

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