President Kenyatta Launches the National Universal Health Coverage Plan

President Uhuru Kenyatta in Mombasa on Monday

President Kenyatta said his administration has developed the UHC Policy, covering the period 2020-2030, to guide the acceleration of the progress in attaining UHC, part of the Big Four agenda comprising food security, manufacturing, affordable housing and universal healthcare

By The Weekly Vision Online

President Uhuru Kenyatta on Monday launched the national scale-up of the Universal Health Coverage (UHC) which seeks to ensure that all Kenyans access quality healthcare. The president launched the ambitious health plan in Mombasa, with him were Mombasa Governor Hassan Joho and health CS Mutahi Kagwe.

The president said the COVID-19 pandemic has brought to bear the urgent need for the country to upscale implementation of the UHC. He affirmed his government’s commitment to spreading the benefits of UHC across the country through the development of a focused policy to accelerate its implementation.

He said his administration has developed the UHC Policy, covering the period 2020-2030, to guide the acceleration of the progress in attaining UHC. The project is part of the Big Four agenda comprising food security, manufacturing, affordable housing and universal healthcare.

President Kenyatta also said that his administration has developed the Kenya Essential Medicines List, the Essential Medicals Supplies List and the Kenya Medical Laboratory List to enhance the availability of essential medicines and supplies

The President said the UHC which started in 2013 with the launch of the highly acclaimed free maternity program dubbed “Linda Mama” (protect mother) currently benefits over one million mothers annually. He outlined various initiatives the Government has put in place to ensure the successful implementation of UHC including investment in health infrastructure and development of a digital health platform to support the effective monitoring of the health sector.

 The president said that his administration has developed the Kenya Essential Medicines List, the Essential Medicals Supplies List and the Kenya Medical Laboratory List to enhance the availability of essential medicines and supplies. He said the country has over the past 10 years increased the total number of health workers in the public and private sector by 41 per cent to address the human resource shortage. 15,234 healthcare workers were recruited under the UHC program and COVID-19 management.

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