Uhuru to discuss climate change, health at UN meet
SEE ALSO :The curse of handshakeAccording to Ministry of Foreign Affairs PS Macharia Kamau, Kenya is on the forefront to realise the UHC as stipulated in the Big four Agenda. According to the programme, President Kenyatta alongside seven other world leaders will discuss “on work, live and move green”. The Heads of State and government are also expected to endorse a political declaration of the high-level meeting on UHC, which will require members to increase domestic spending for health to at least five per cent of their Gross Domestic Product (GDP). However since both meetings will take place tomorrow and therefore despite championing universal healthcare in Kenya, the president will miss the event. “Health Cabinet Secretary Sicily Karuiki will make a presentation at the discussions. She will speak on behalf of the president, as he will at the climate change summit,” the PS said.
SEE ALSO :Uhuru to open Naivasha SGR stationThe meeting is set to adopt the action plan shared by member states as the spotlight shift to players in the industry on the advancement of UHC in line with Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Uhuru is also expected to use the sidelines of the UN summit to lobby for Kenya’s candidature for the non-permanent seat at the organisation’s top decision making organ – the Security Council.
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