Family planning and maternal health for the attainment of Universal Health Coverage

Listen “How do we ensure that Universal Health Coverage is possible in Kenya by 2022? The answer is simple,” so wrote Dr Werner Schultink, the Unicef Representative to Kenya, Dr Rudi Eggers, WHO Representative to Kenya, and Mr Siddharth Chatterjee, the UN Resident Coordinator to Kenya. “The focus has to be on preventable and primary healthcare […]

Primary health care for the attainment of Universal Health Coverage: The Kenyan context

Listen As already seen, Kenya is a signatory to the Alma-Ata Declaration of 1978 and several others, including the Bamako Initiative of 1988, and the Millennium Development Goals of 2000, and now the SDGs and the Astana Declaration. It is in 2005 that Kenya moved from a concentration on the disease burden to the promotion […]

KEMSA in a devolved healthcare system – ongoing legal reforms

Listen The Kenya Medical Supplies Authority went through tough times between 2000 through to 2008. The Kenya Medical Supplies Agency was established through Legal Notice No. 20 of 2000 with the hope of curing the challenges that its predecessor, the Medical Supplies Coordination Unit (MSCU), faced. However, the Agency was unable to fully deliver on […]

Role of KEMSA in UHC

Listen The Kenya Medical Supplies Authority (KEMSA) is a State corporation established through the Kenya Medical Supplies Authority Act No. 20 of 2013, leading to a change of name from an Agency to an Authority. The Authority’s functions, as outlined in the KEMSA Act that established it, are as follows: Procure, warehouse and distribute drugs […]