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Kenya is set to strengthen its cooperation with Japan and Belgium to provide better healthcare to its citizens. The Cabinet Secretary for Health, Dr. Nakhumicha S. Wafula, hosted the ambassadors of Japan and Belgium to Kenya to discuss ongoing and future partnerships in the healthcare sector.

During the meeting, Dr. Wafula highlighted the significant support that Kenya has received from both Japan and Belgium, especially during the COVID-19 pandemic. The three nations are now working together on several initiatives aimed at improving healthcare in Kenya.

One of the key initiatives is the development of a year-end biometric medical records system. The Ministry of Health is working closely with Japanese engineers to implement this system, which will streamline medical records and improve patient care. Additionally, the MOH is collaborating with Japanese engineers on a Vaccination Management System (VMS) that will include biometric technologies. This system aims to improve the survival rates of newborns in Kenya.

Kenya and Belgium are also planning to strengthen government-to-government cooperation in expanding social and primary health in Kenya.

Dr. Wafula emphasized the importance of these partnerships, saying, “We are committed to improving the health of all Kenyans, and we cannot do it alone. We are grateful for the support we have received from Japan and Belgium and look forward to continuing our collaborations to improve healthcare in our country.”

The partnerships with Japan and Belgium are expected to have a significant impact on the healthcare sector in Kenya. With streamlined medical records and improved vaccination management, the country’s healthcare system will be better equipped to serve its citizens. Additionally, expanding social and primary healthcare will help to ensure that all Kenyans have access to the care they need.

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