Well being Cupboard Secretary Nakhumicha S. Wafula represented Kenya on the World Bio Summit in Seoul, Republic of Korea, advocating for collaborative efforts to fortify well being techniques, significantly in pandemic preparedness, provide chain resilience, and workforce coaching.
Commending Korea’s initiative in facilitating worldwide discussions on pivotal well being issues, she urged strategic investments in biopharmaceuticals, encouraging governments and companions to assist the event and adoption of bio-manufacturing know-how for enhanced world pandemic responses.
International leaders, together with Republic of Korea’s Minister of Well being and Welfare Mr. CHO Kyoo Hong and WHO Director-Common Dr. Tedros, convened beneath the theme “Strengthening capacities for pandemic response: Preparation of Workforce, Enterprise, and Civil Society.”
Highlighting Kenya’s sturdy dedication to fortify well being techniques throughout emergencies, the CS burdened the implementation of complete methods throughout coverage, legislative, and operational frameworks.
She spotlighted Kenya’s adoption of state-of-the-art digital healthcare options, such because the Kenya Nationwide Built-in Well being Data System, considerably lowering affected person ready instances and elevating total care high quality.
Furthermore, she emphasised Kenya’s collaborations with world entities like WHO’s mRNA program and Africa CDC’s Partnership for Africa Vaccines Producers, aimed toward enhancing native vaccine manufacturing, by way of the upcoming launch of the Kenya BioVax Institute’s manufacturing facility.
The Cupboard Secretary reiterated Kenya’s unwavering dedication to attaining Common Well being Protection (UHC) and addressed the challenges confronting Africa.
Distributed by APO Group on behalf of Ministry of Well being, Kenya.