Chief officer health and sanitation Dr. Gregory Ganda during the breakfast meeting for sensitization on Kisumu county health Act 2019
The county government in collaboration with KMET today conducted a sensitization forum for health management team on the Kisumu county health Act 2019 during the breakfast meeting held at Accacia hotel.
The forum was graced by the County chief officer for health and sanitation Dr. Gregory Ganda who commended the facilitators and participants for taking time to deliberate on the Act and for the support offered by KMET Kenya.
The Act aims to raise awareness about the role of the county government in advancing the right to health and improving the conditions to living healthy, by encouraging a better understanding of the health workers on the role of the county health department, on how to improve the health of the population and to encourage the county government to advance the right to health.
The Act which commenced on the 20th of December, 2019 addresses health issues in the following sections including; county health systems, health facilities, access to health services, public health,health financing, human resources, training, research, and data management, community health services and other miscellaneous provisions.
The framers of the Act are cognisant of the primary health care, mental health and the health needs of the PWDS which is a plus of the Act.
The meeting was facilitated by the legal counsel county assembly of Kisumu Mr. Bill Otieno Omondi and Mr. Muinde Dominic.