The third edition of the National Universal Health Coverage (UHC) conference kicked off yesterday in Kisumu as stakeholders in the health sector converged at the Grand Royal Swiss Hotel to gauge its implementation pace in the pilot Counties
UHC is one of the government’s priority areas, under the Big Four Agenda and its success is crucial in achieving Vision 2030.
In his address Kisumu Deputy Governor Dr. Mathew Owili called for a multi sectorial approach to strengthen referral systems in the country, sentiments echoed earlier by Ag. CEC Health Nerry Achar.
The three day conference comes to close on Friday as the County gears up to champion its cause as a key player in the UHC rollout.
Kisumu is one of the four Counties selected to pilot the Health program others are Isiolo, Machakos and Nyeri.
Also present were Nyeri Deputy Governor Dr. Caroline Karugu, Senior Goverment Officials from the Health Ministry, Development partners USAID, WHO, WORLD BANK, Roads & Transport CEC Thomas Ondijo, Markets & Cooperatives CEC Richard Ogendo, County Secretary Dr. Olang’o Onudi, Nominated Senator Rose Nyamunga among other representatives from the Private and Public sector.
By Collins Owuor and Matilda Atieno