Governor H.E Dr Wycliffe Oparanya today held a meeting with AMREF Health Innovations and Philips East Africa to discuss a Public Private Partnership in primary health care.

The partnership targets to improve health care services in the County to achieve Universal Health Coverage and improve maternal and healthcare.

“As a County we have invested a lot of resources in health sector and I welcome AMREF and Philips East Africa to support us in primary health care to ensure our people access quality and affordable health services next to their doorstep,” said Governor Oparanya.

He promised to set up a special committee together with AMREF and Philips East Africa to discuss the investment and programme.

He asked AMREF to identify specific health facilities in the County for piloting of the project.

He revealed that the County has established a special health fund to manage funds and revenue generated in health facilities and plough back the money in health sector.

He said the Fund will address financial challenges facing health facilities in the County.

“The Fund has its board and bank account at Central Bank of Kenya. The board will oversee the operations of the Fund to ensure prudent use of money to improve the sector,” he said.

Dr Catherine Kanari from AMREF Health Innovations said the partnership will offer affordable solutions to challenges facing health sector in the County.

“The target of this partnership is value for the money. We will achieve this through provision of quality and affordable health services at the primary health facilities,” said Dr Kanari.

Chief Officer for Health Services Mr Fanuel Wemali and other senior officers were present.

Mr Edward Mwangi representative from Philips East Africa said the project will benefit mwananchi for many years by strengthening health systems at the community level.