Health sector to benefit in deals with UK agencies
SEE ALSO :Ministry to employ 5,700 new medicsHe is on official visit to the UK following an invitation by Health Education England, AMREF and the University of Manchester. The governor said he had requested several institutions in the UK to support Kenya to deliver the President’s agenda on the healthcare. Ongwae has met Lord Nigel Crisp of the House of Lords, who chairs Global Health. “Similar arrangements have been concluded with 21 countries worldwide, with considerable success. By entering into such arrangements, Kenya could actually be considered to host the East Africa-UK Health Summit in 2021, while improving the health of her people,” said Ongwae. A similar arrangement has seen Uganda receive support for eradication of malaria and building of a major hospital in Gulu. There is also an exchange programme that has seen more than 500 doctors from UK work in Uganda. Ongwae also met Barbara Stilwell, the executive director of Nursing Now Global Campaign, a programme that helps train nurses.
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