By Orenge Wycliff
- Kisii county governor Paul Simba Arati has signed an MOU with Jacaranda Health and the Thinkwell organizations.
- The pact’s aim is to improve the maternal health care in the county.
- The two institutions are non-profit organizations whose objectives include improving maternal health outcomes and helping low – and middle-income counties achieve Universal Health Coverage.
The Kisii county Governor H.E Paul Simba Arati while signing an MOU with the ThinkWell and the Jacaranda Health Organizations at the KTRH. Photo | Simba Arati Facebook
The Kisii County Government through the department of Health has signed a partnership between the County Government of Kisii and Jacaranda Health and ThinkWell organizations.
This is in bid to enhance service delivery in the Health sector, according to Governor Paul Simba Arati.
The two institutions are non-profit organizations whose objectives include improving maternal health outcomes and helping low – and middle-income counties achieve Universal Health Coverage.
The Kisii county Governor H.E Paul Simba Arati and His Deputy Dr. Robert Monda pose for a photo with the representatives from the ThinKWell and the Jacaranda Health organizations after signing an MOU with them at the KTRH. Photo | Simba Arati Facebook
Mr. Arati stressed that the collaboration that has commenced will increase the government funds available for maternal Health solutions in the county by 50% while reducing maternal deaths by 20% as well as prevent the death of mothers during childbirth.
“The collaboration we have commenced today will increase government funds available for Maternal Health solutions in our county by 50 percent while reducing drivers of neonatal and maternal deaths by 20 percent, besides ensuring that mothers and babies do not lose their lives due to preventable health issues.”Simba Arati- Governor Kisii county
Arati said, all mothers in the county will be empowered with life-saving information in pregnancy and post birth care adding that Health Care providers will also be empowered with mentorship training focused on building their Emergency Obstetric and Neonatal Care skills.
He added that his administration through the department of health will continue to work closely with its development partners to improve the status of Health in the county as pledged in his campaign manifesto.
“My administration, through the department of Health, will continue to closely work with our development partners to improve the status of Health in the county as stated in my campaign manifesto.”Simba Arati- Governor Kisii County
H.E Paul Simba Arati Addressing the health stakeholders at KTRH before signing the pact. Photo | Simba Arati Facebook
He noted that ThinkWell has worked with various counties such as Makueni, Isiolo and Kilifi which counties to double their revenue from hospital insurance schemes. Something that is also needed in Kisii county to improve service delivery.
“We need the same here where we seek to re-invest such revenue back to the health sector to improve service delivery.”Simba Arati. Governor Kisii County
This is a good gesture from the Kisii county government and it indeed shows how determined the county administrations is to ensure that service is delivered to the people at an affordable cost.
It is therefore prudent for the county government through the leadership of the Governor to solicit more funds through enhanced partnerships in different sectors to foster development across the region.