2018年08月07日

CLOSED DOOR SPECIAL MEETING


Prior to the commencement of the GGG+ Forum meeting, there was a closed-door meeting, where high-level people had discussions on Kenya’s UHC agenda.
Mr. Denis Awori, from the Toyota Kenya, said that the private sector has a key role in financing UHC, and designing good and cheaper products for healthcare.
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GHIT’s Mr. Yamabe was moved by the infectious diseases and poverty that faces the people of Essumba, and wanted to help improve funding to solve such problems in the near future. Dr. Yasutomi, a researcher, congratulated RESULTS Japan for working among the poorest people.
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Dr. Githinji Gitahi, the CEO of Amref explained about the challenges of UHC in Kenya. These include inadequacies in personnel, medical supply, political will, fiscal space, technical management expertise, research, and vaccination.

Prof. Kokwaro who chairs UHC Kenya secretariat said he was developing the healthcare package which will be piloted in four counties of Machakos, Kisumu, Isiolo and Nyeri in the next 18 months. Later, it will be rolled out to the whole country. According to him, the government should do away with strikes and focus on contractual agreements for sustainability.

From Westlands MoH, Dr. Asma said the infectious diseases are a problem, and as such, they have to be dealt with vigorously. He asked the partners to fund RESULTS Japan more so that it can address the diseases.
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JICA, through Ms. Keiko Sano sought for the cooperation of all partners. “Everyone has a role to play”, she insisted. JICA, through TICAD VII, will push for more resources, and technical aid to facilitate achievement of UHC.

When Dr. Githinji asked Dr. Manabu Sumi about the nature of the 2.9 million pledged, whether it’s a grant or a loan, Dr. Sumi said he cannot disclose as at now, but in the future, communication will be made much more clear.
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The meeting ended with remarks urging everyone to partner for better delivery of the ambition UHC goals in Kenya.

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ESSUMBA SCHOOL HANDOVER AND JIGGER REMOVAL EVENT

In a colourful ceremony, the school management, and the community was handed over the Essumba primary school, after a Ksh. 8.3 million facelift and renovation.
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Previously, the students used to sit on ground. This exposed them to infestation by jiggers, which has affected the community so much.
Further, the school had new toilets built to facilitate sanitation among the students.
According to the Japanese Deputy Ambassador to Kenya, the project is part of the Overseas Development Aid (ODA) fund, which Kenya has been the biggest beneficiary.
The project funding was facilitated through efforts of RESULTS Japan, which had initially started a jigger campaign in the region.
Jigger Removal Event
The jigger problem has affected the village with over 5000 people. However, with continued removal, spraying and treatment, the jiggers have significantly reduced.
The event began with the patient’s feet and limbs being dipped in treatment chemicals to kill the jiggers. Later, they are removed manually and the feet are applied with Vaseline. Sometimes the jigger removal is so painful that the patients cry.
Later, Ms. Noriko gave them shoes, which they could fit and walk in, to avoid reinfection.
It was also good to see the patients enjoy the many chocolates that Ms. Noriko had brought for them.
RESULTS Japan has been running the jigger campaign for over two years now, and the outcome has been impressive, and praised by the Japanese and Kenyan government.

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