30 January 2013

Kenya: State to Train Medics On County Leadership

HEALTH professionals will undergo training in leadership and management skills to enable them support the devolved system of governance.

The move is aimed at strengthening and improving service delivery in line with the constitutional provision on the public's right to quality healthcare.

Speaking yesterday in Nairobi, Public Health minister Beth Mugo said training health personnel in leadership management will enable the sector address gaps that have bedeviled it.

She was addressing the first National Conference on Health Leadership Management and Governance. The four-day conference brings together various health experts from Ethiopia, Tanzania, Ghana, Europe and Afghanistan.

Mugo called for an all-inclusive approach towards building the country's investments to enhance success and achievement.

"The creation of Kenya Institute of Health Systems Management will mean the issues surrounding sound leading, managing and governing for health will have a home," she said in a speech read on her behalf.

She called on the public to own solutions and measures being undertaken to improve their health and embrace long term measures that will be sustainable.

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