2018年08月13日

UHC TO BE ROLLED OUT IN KENYA AS FROM SEPTEMBER 2018

At least 3.2 million Kenyans in four counties will be the first beneficiaries of a new health package being developed by Kenya's MoH.

The UHC panel is chaired by Prof Gilbert Kokwaro, who said all Kenyans should have access to the new package before 2022.
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Kisumu, Machakos, Nyeri, and Isiolo will be the pilot project counties for 18 months.

CS Sicily Kariuki said the decision to pilot the programme in these counties was evidence-based on disease burden in the areas.

For Kisumu, it is because it leads to the high number of infectious diseases like HIV/AIDS and tuberculosis. Machakos hospital visits are mostly because of accidents and injuries.

Nyeri is leading in cases of non-communicable diseases, especially diabetes, and Isiolo is meant to see how the package will work among the nomadic population.
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Amref Health Africa Group CEO, Dr Githinji Gitahi, co-chair of the UHC2030 Steering Committee, said UHC is about equity and not equality. It is about looking for those left behind and bringing them on board.

“We can only achieve UHC as long as we define what it is. Define a package and move towards achieving that,” Dr Gitahi said.

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posted by resultsjp at 01:46| Comment(2) | 情報
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日本の知見を活かして、ケニアでUHCを実現したいですね
Posted by ことり at 2018年08月13日 13:04
2022年の目標へ向け、まずはパイロット試験の18ヶ月を成功に導いて欲しいですね。
Posted by しん at 2018年08月18日 20:26
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