We Have Used Donor Funding Prudently

We Have Used Donor Funding Prudently

The Health Department has used donor funds prudently and for the purposes intended by the development partners.

This was disclosed by the Health County Executive Committee Member Mrs. Everlyne Rotich while meeting an independent reviewer sent by the Danish International Development Agency (DANIDA) on Thursday morning at her office.

She said that the administration has been able to work well with development partners because it has not at any time diverted funds to unintended projects.

While thanking the Danish donors, the CECM called for more donors to come forward to ensure that health care has been improved as a way of achieving the Universal Health Care (UHC) that is one of the government’s agenda.

She asked all the stakeholders to join the government’s efforts in providing basic health care to all the citizens citing that public-private partnership is one of the ways to achieve this.

DANIDA funding has for years been channelled to local facilities to aid the operations of the facilities besides supporting supervision work from the County Health Management Team (CHMT) until 2016/17 financial year when it stooped supporting supervision.

She asked the independent reviewer to include in her report to the donor to review their decision to fund supervision work citing that was the only way of getting to know the exact picture of how the situation is on the ground

Director Medical Services Dr. Reuben Korir noted that there was a need to focus more on the preventive measures as opposed to curative citing that prevention is better than cure and it is cheaper.

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