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Uhuru returns home from UN meeting

By Cyrus Ombati | September 30th 2019 at 00:00:00 GMT +0300

President Uhuru Kenyatta (pictured) arrived back in the country yesterday morning after a working tour in Singapore and USA.

Few government officials were at the Jomo Kenyatta International Airport when the President landed at about 10.30am.

Uhuru had left the country on September 18 for Singapore, where he attended a forum of governments, private sector and opinion leaders from around the world to discuss global trends in business, finance and geopolitics.

He then left for the 74th Session of the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) in New York.

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Uhuru was among heads of states and government who unanimously approved by acclamation an action plan geared towards accelerating the actualisation of the access to healthcare to all.

The declaration lists a number of steps to advance progress towards Universal Health Care (UHC).

At the UN gathering, Uhuru shared some of the key lessons and best practices in Kenya's journey towards UHC actualisation, including political commitment, mobilisation of communities and citizen ownership of the programme.

“Political commitment is essential to the success of UHC. This commitment must embody a shared vision of all political leaders and actors, especially in countries with more than one level of government like Kenya," he said.

The Head of State also stressed on harmonisation and alignment of all action and interventions by health sector actors for UHC to succeed.

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