Lodwar, 13th January 2023 (Governor’s Press Service)– Governor Jeremiah Lomorukai today received a donation of essential drugs from the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR).
The drugs, worth a total of Sh5 million, will be distributed to health facilities, in a move that the governor says aligns with the county government’s commitment to providing high-quality healthcare services.
“We, as a County Government, are ready to provide the necessary support to the UNHCR as it carries out its activities that benefit the refugees and the host community,” Governor Lomorukai stated.
He also emphasized the importance of coordination among partners, which falls under the mandate of the Deputy Governor, Dr. John Erus.
The DG thanked the Governor for giving him the responsibility to coordinate development partnerships and resource mobilization coordination. He added that the county would soon meet with partners to discuss, formulate, and agree on a framework of engagement.
The Head of Kakuma Sub-Office (HSO) Nicolas Kaburaburyo expressed appreciation for the good collaboration with the county health department and revealed that the organization would soon finalize a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) on National Health Insurance Fund (NHIF) accreditation for refugees and 1500 vulnerable families of the host community.
The Governor also urged partners to support community health volunteers, who play a key role in the global health agenda’s shift towards preventive health.
Other senior County Government officials present were County Executive Committee Member for Health and Sanitation Dr Anthony Apalia, Chief Officer Peter Lomorukai and Acting Director of Health Products and Technologies Dr David Moru.
In the UNHCR delegation was Senior Medical Associate Patrick Ikileng and Government Liaison Associate Philip Lomor.