Boost For Health Services In Six Counties As WHO Donates Emergency Response Vehicles
Nairobi, Kenya May 5, 2023
Today, the healthcare services in six counties received a significant boost with the donation of emergency response vehicles by the Ministry of Health. The counties of Embu, Nyamira, Mandera, Elgeyo Marakwet, Bungoma, and Trans Nzoia were the fortunate recipients of these vehicles, which are expected to greatly enhance the mobility of health-related activities and services.
The donated vehicles have been equipped with the latest technologies relevant to emergency response situations. This advanced technology will enable healthcare professionals in the respective counties to respond more effectively and efficiently to emergencies and provide timely assistance to those in need.
During the handover ceremony by the WHO Country Representative, Dr. Abdourahmane Diallo, the CS said the Ministry of Health remains committed to working closely with the counties to ensure the achievement of universal healthcare for all Kenyan citizens. “The donation of these emergency response vehicles is part of the ministry's ongoing efforts to strengthen the healthcare infrastructure across the country and improve access to quality healthcare services,” she noted.
Several dignitaries were present, including Dr. Josephine Mburu, PS of Public Health and Professional Standards. Eng Peter Tum, PS of Medical Services, H.E Amos Nyaribo (Governor, Nyamira), H.E Wisley Rotich (Governor, Elgeyo Marakwet), and H.E Justus Kinywa Mugo (Deputy Governor, Embu), among others. Their presence demonstrated the collaborative efforts between the national and county governments to enhance healthcare delivery and emergency response capabilities.
The donated vehicles will undoubtedly contribute to the overall improvement of health services in these six counties. With increased mobility and access to advanced technology, healthcare professionals will be better equipped to handle emergencies, deliver essential services, and provide critical care to the local communities.
The WHO Country Representative, Dr. Abdourahmane Diallo also highlighted the vehicles' significance in improving emergency response nationwide. Equipped with advanced tech and essential supplies, they'll be crucial in addressing public health crises and delivering timely healthcare services, he said.
As the partnership between the Ministry of Health and the counties continues to flourish, it is expected that more initiatives and collaborations will be implemented to further enhance healthcare delivery and emergency response capabilities throughout the nation. “The Ministry of Health remains dedicated to supporting the counties in their efforts to provide universal healthcare for all, ultimately leading to a healthier and more prosperous Kenya,” the CS said.