Kenya Government Affirms Commitment To Achieving Universal Health Coverage By 2030
Nairobi, Kenya May 9, 2023
The Kenyan government has reaffirmed its commitment to achieving Universal Health Coverage (UHC) by 2030, a vital concept that aims to ensure access to quality health services without financial hardship. The Cabinet Secretary for Health, Nakhumicha S. Wafula, today held a meeting with County Executive Committee Members (CECs) from all 47 counties to discuss the implementation of UHC.
During the meeting, the focus was on shifting the healthcare system from a curative approach to a preventive and promotive one, with counties playing a pivotal role in this transition. The Cabinet Secretary praised the harmonious working relationship between the national government and the devolved units, emphasizing the importance of collaboration in achieving the UHC agenda.
The Ministry of Health is committed to supporting counties in delivering quality healthcare services to their citizens, ensuring that no one is left behind in the quest for UHC, she said. With the government's preventive and promotive approach and collaboration with counties, Kenya is on track to achieving UHC by 2030.
This meeting marks an important step towards realizing the goal of UHC in Kenya, which is an essential component of sustainable development.