Kenya’s government has vowed to collaborate with Pakistan in order to promote healthcare and close disparities in the industry between the two countries.
On Thursday, Mutahi Kagwe, the Health Cabinet Secretary, said the two countries had agreed to examine their current collaborations in order to enhance health results for their inhabitants.
“We’ve had a lot of health-related discussions, but I don’t think we’ve made much progress.” The health secretary stated that “diplomatic interactions and collaborations should be accompanied by action.”
CS Kagwe was addressing in Nairobi at a meeting with Syeda Saqlain, the Pakistani High Commissioner to Kenya.
The CS emphasized the importance of developing a detailed and organized collaboration, stressing that earlier Kenya-Pakistan agreements had failed to produce the necessary results.
Kagwe underlined the country’s commitment to collaborating with Pakistan to increase access, affordability, and quality of healthcare as part of the Universal Health Coverage (UHC) program.
“We’re attempting to reduce the cost of health-care commodities.” It’s critical to register medications quickly at pharmacies and poison control centers. What we need to know is how to determine which medications are effective. “It had to be drugs used in Pakistan,” CS speculated.
In the same vein, Kagwe noted a collaboration between Kenyatta University Teaching, Referral and Research Hospital (KUTRRH), Christie Foundation, and the University of Manchester as a method of developing digital links between hospitals and health professionals.
Syeda Saqlain, for her part, stated that her country was ready to assist Kenya with technical and human resources in its ongoing attempts to modernize the health sector.