President Ruto flags off oxygen cylinders to 47 Counties, lauds development partners

April 18, 2023


President William Ruto has lauded development partners for their contribution to Kenya’s public health.

He said “close and strong” collaboration with them has enabled Kenya to defeat diseases such as Malaria, HIV/Aids and Tuberculosis.

In particular, he pointed out the Global Fund for its engagements that have furthered the realization of the Universal Health Coverage(UHC).

In the past two decades, the President went on, the Fund has invested more than Sh225 Billion in Kenya.

“Our partnerships have been remarkable; they have facilitated high-impact strategic health programmes in the country.”

He was speaking at State House in Nairobi where he flagged off more than 20,000 medical oxygen cylinders to the 47 Counties.

The Global Chief Executive Officer of Amref Health Africa Githinji Gitahi noted that the cylinders will serve at least 320 medical care facilities.

The President said the Government’s commitment goes beyond the traditional delivery of health services as a public good.

“We are intervening radically to make the healthcare inclusive, accessible, affordable and of high quality.”

Even with resource constraints, the President explained that a new funding plan has been opened up to accommodate more partners.

More than 20 Governors were present.

Council of Governors Chairperson Anne Waiguru said Counties are pursuing strategic interventions that will make healthcare affordable.

“We commit to providing quality healthcare to every Kenyan across the country,” she said.

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