The Chief Officer for Medical Services, Dr. Gilchrist Lokoel, said that solving governance and health financing challenges would significantly improve the delivery of healthcare services in the County.
Speaking while closing the Health Systems Strengthening co-creation meeting with USAID Kenya partners, Dr. Lokoel said, the technical assistance of the project will assist the health Department address governance and health financing gaps.
“This project speaks on the Governor’s health agenda which envisions a healthy and productive population. And this project seeks to build strong health systems that are sustainable,” he said.
He further added that innovative interventions such as “Kimormor”, which is an impact low-cost initiative was the way to move forward to ensure access to healthcare to all the residents across the County.
CCO emphasized on importance of patient-centered interventions that are propped up by a well-motivated workforce.
The USAID Governance and Strategic Partnerships Project Chief of Party, at AMREF Health Africa in Kenya, Dr Chris Barasa, urged the participants from the county government and partners to work together as a team to implement the project.
The Director of Administration, Joyce Illikwel, assured the partners of support from the Department as they would both be co-implementors of the project.
Other partners represented in the meeting were the Diocese of Lodwar and USAID Imarisha Jamii.
In his closing remarks, the Medical Services CCO appreciated the partners for holding the co-creation meeting.