KENYA-CUBA DOCTORS DEAL
H.E Joseph Ole Lenku welcomed the move to assign Kajiado at least two out of the 100 Cuban Medical Specialists set to arrive in the country on 28th May following a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) that the Governor signed together with other Governors in Nairobi today.
The doctors with different areas of specialization will be deployed to the Counties in the coming month and are expected to remain in the County for the next years working with the existing medical teams.
This memorandum was signed in the presence of the Health Cabinet Secretary, Sicily Kariuki and led by the Council of Governors (CoG) Vice Chairperson Anne Waiguru.
“I am glad that this comes in the background of the recently launched NHIF mass registration in our County that sets the stage to achieving Our CIDP plan of Universal Health that is in line with my manifesto pledge of strengthened preventive care at community health services” the Governor said.
The Health CS confirmed that her Ministry is also pursuing collaboration in research with the Cuban Public Health Ministry in the areas of HIV vaccine development and Hepatitis Vaccines as well as an on-course training of 1000 nurses and clinical officers in family health as well as malaria vector.
The MOU signed also obligates the Ministry of Health to ensure that salaries are paid on time; latest by 10th of every month.
Later in the year the County hopes to nominate one medical doctor to undertake the post-graduate training in family medicine in Cuba in addition to releasing them to undertake post-graduate training as part of the deal.
In attendance was the County Secretary Francis Sakuda and Honorable Esther Somoire CECM in charge of Heath of whom they had accompanied H.E the Governor.