The Kenya Vision 2030 Delivery Board members on Thursday, 18th July 2018 paid a courtesy call to Nyeri Governor H.E. Mutahi Kahiga in his office ahead of the forthcoming National Universal Health Coverage (UHC) Conference.
Nyeri County has been identified to host the Universal Health Coverage (UHC) conference which will be held from 11th – 13th September, 2018.
The board in partnership with the Ministry of Health, Amref Health Africa, Kenyatta University, Kenya Health Federation (KHF), General Electric (GE), and the Council of Governors have identified Nyeri County to host the next Universal Health Coverage (UHC) Conference on Non – Communicable Diseases (NCD).
The theme of the conference is ‘Meeting Kenya’s Universal Health Challenge.’
This follows the first successful conference in Makueni County (UHC 1) in April.
The forum will bring together national and county governments, private sector and non- state actors in the health care, as well as international actors from countries like India, Rwanda and Turkey to dialogue and share best practices in providing affordable health care to all.
Nyeri County is among the four counties which have been identified due to its positioning as a UHC pilot county under the National Agenda – the Big 4.
The County is among one of the counties with the highest record of Non Communicable Diseases in the country.
The Governor who was accompanied by Nyeri Deputy Governor H.E. Caroline Karugu promised all the support to ensure successful delivery of this high – level forum.
He also nominated the Deputy Governor and Nyeri Health CEC Dr. Rachel Kamau, Health Chief Officer Newton Wambugu and Health Director Dr. Nelson Muriu who were also present in the meeting, to be in the event’s organizing committee.
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