Governor Mutahi Kahiga

County Government of Nyeri has signed a Memorandum of Understanding with Pharm Access Foundation Kenya (M-tiba) in an effort to make Universal Health Care programme a success

The MOU will govern system-strengthening dispensaries and Health Centers to enable proper flow of referrals.

The system will retain patient history to ensure that higher facility/hospitals do not offer the same medications given at lower level.

Patients will be required to start medication from facilities near them and if need to be referred it shall be done through the system to enhance service delivery and diagnostics.

Governor Kahiga said his Government was fully committed in ensuring health facilities are fully equiped with drugs and necessary equipments.

Pharm Acess Kenya is a Key stakeholder in the implementation of Universal Health Coverage in Nyeri County.

Its core mission is to make better healthcare accessible and affordable to all Kenyans through in-country initiatives including standards for quality improvement (SafeCare), Healthcare financing (M-TIBA), impact research and advocacy among others.

Pharm Access CEO Mr. Kees Van Lede commended the effort the County Government has taken in making UHC a success in Nyeri County. UHC registration currently stands at 84% and it is still ongoing.

Nyeri County is one of the pilot counties selected in the implementation of the UHC programme.

In attendance during the signing were Health Services CEC, Dr.Rachel Kamau, Chief Officer Health Newton Wambugu, Dennis Thuku from Pharm Acess, County Secretary Ben Gachichio, Chief of staff, Paul Wambugu, Economic advisor Simon Gachunia and Legal Advisor David Mugo

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