Kenya: Health Practitioners Support Ruto’s Healthcare Reform Agenda

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The Kenya Healthcare Federation (KHF) has accepted president William Ruto’s interest in health sector reformation proposals in the country.

Ruto who made this commitment during his inauguration speech; reiterated that his government’s health plan was founded on fundamental reforms on how healthcare is being financed and provided.

He said; “We shall reform the National Health Insurance Fund to make it a social health insurance provider, improve procurement of medical supplies, deploy an integrated state-of-the-art health information system.

Importantly, the president said he would provide adequate human resources at all levels. “Contributions will be graduated and will now be based on income,”

But the KHF Chairperson, Dr Kanyenje Gakombe, and CEO Dr Anastasia Nyalita separately reacted.

Gakombe said, “KHF welcomes the commitment to reform healthcare financing and provision. Reforms at the NHIF, KEMSA, and integration of robust health information technology systems as promised by President Dr Ruto is sweet music to our ears”.

Also, in his reaction, Dr Nyalita added, “At KHF, we shall be at hand to support the reform endeavours and provide technical support as necessary as the delivery of quality healthcare service remains our driving force as a Federation.”

Recall that Kenya Healthcare Federation (KHF) is the Health Sector Board of the Kenya Private Sector Alliance (KEPSA).

Founded in 2004, the Federation works with care providers, hospitals, pharmaceutical manufacturers, and insurers to promote strategic public-private partnerships toward achieving national access to quality healthcare and is dedicated to engaging the government and all relevant stakeholders in achieving quality healthcare by maximizing the contribution of the private sector.

In addition to influencing public policy, KHF also voices its support and concerns and provides alternative solutions to issues facing the health sector.

So far, the Federation has participated in many policy formation meetings and actively participated in the different engagement structures coordinated by KEPSA on any issues raised regarding health issues. Its membership includes medical associations, professional associations, and corporate members.

Source: Capital Fm

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