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13 counties in western Kenya agree to joint delivery of health services

By Erick Abuga | Published Tue, March 21st 2017 at 00:00, Updated March 20th 2017 at 21:52 GMT +3
Kisii Governor James Ongwae [2nd Left] with other health stakeholders inspects projects started by his County government at Kisii Teaching and Referral Hospital on 19/03/2017. Ongwae urged the contractors to finish all started projects across the county by June to enable his government highlight other projects which are yet to be started.[PHOTOS:SAMMY OMINGO/STANDARD]

Thirteen counties have agreed to work together to improve delivery of health services especially on areas of Malaria and HIV and Aids.

The counties forming the Lake Region Economic Bloc (LREB) are in discussion to develop a joint blue print to address challenges in health services.

Governors from the counties have now invited President Uhuru  Kenyatta to preside over the launch of the new health investment and care system at a ceremony to be held on March 31 at the Kisii University grounds.

The function will bring together scholars, leaders of private and Government organisations, multinational corporations and academic disciplines to share knowledge, experiences and research-based evidence.

Key to this meeting is the identification of partners who will contribute financial, material and human resources for world class health care facilities in the 13 counties.

The counties are Kisii, Bungoma, Kakamega, Trans Nzoia, Vihiga, Migori, Homa Bay, Bomet, Nyamira, Siaya, Kisumu and Kericho.