The UK partners of the Kenya-UK Health Alliance (KUKHA) Monday paid a courtesy call on Health PS Susan Mochache at the start of their five days visit in Kenya.
Also in attendance was acting Director General for Health in the Ministry Patrick Amoth.
KUKHA seeks to uplift the standard of healthcare in Kenya, through research, workforce training and education of healthcare professionals, initially focusing on improving cancer outcomes through early detection, rapid diagnosis and the delivery of high quality care.
The team was led by University of Manchester’s Vice-President Prof Graham Lord.
As part of its broad objectives, the UK-Kenya Health Alliance seeks to improve cancer care in Kenya and development of a centre of excellence for cancer research at Kenyatta University Teaching, Referral and Research Hospital (KUTTRH) which is set to be launched on Tuesday.
Further, the alliance aims at promoting the exchange of health workforce between Kenya and the UK as well as developing a centre of excellence for health education and training at Kisii University to serve the whole of the East African region.
Kenya and the United Kingdom had in July last year signed two key agreements in the health sector in July last year.