Ministry of Health, Kenya

In a bid to address the challenges faced by the Kenya Medical Supplies Authority (KEMSA), Health CS Nakhumicha S. Wafula and the newly appointed Chairperson, Mr. Irungu Nyakera, engaged in a productive discussion on the ongoing reform process. The primary objective of these reforms is to streamline healthcare services across the country.

KEMSA has been instrumental in providing medical supplies to healthcare facilities, but allegations of corruption and mismanagement have hindered its effectiveness. Consequently, the authority has embarked on a comprehensive reform process to rectify these issues.

During their meeting, Health CS Nakhumicha S. Wafula expressed unwavering support from the ministry and the government in driving the reform process at KEMSA. The officials explored critical aspects, including enhancing transparency and accountability in procurement and distribution of medical supplies. They emphasized the importance of collaboration among stakeholders in the health sector to ensure accessibility to high-quality healthcare services for all Kenyans.

Health CS Nakhumicha expressed confidence in Mr. Irungu Nyakera’s leadership as the new Chairperson and extended her well wishes for his new role. With the government’s resolute commitment, it is anticipated that KEMSA will effectively carry out its mandate, leading to significant improvements in healthcare services in Kenya.

This meeting marks a substantial stride towards improving the healthcare sector in Kenya. By implementing ongoing reforms at KEMSA, the aim is to enhance the efficiency and effectiveness of healthcare delivery. Transparent processes, accountability, and collaborative efforts among stakeholders will be pivotal in ensuring accessible and superior healthcare services for all Kenyans.

Distributed by APO Group on behalf of Ministry of Health, Kenya.