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Governor Sakaja appoints 8-member team to review city health sector

Governor Sakaja appoints 8-member team to review city health sector

By News Linah Mwangi

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 Nairobi Governor Johnson Sakaja has formed an 8-member taskforce to review and propose reforms in the County Health Sector. 

The taskforce will be chaired by former Kenyatta University Vice Chancellor Prof. Olive Mugenda, with the County Government’s Secretary Dr. Jairus Musumba heading the Secretariat. 

In a press statement on Wednesday, September 13, Sakaja said the taskforce shall prepare and submit its report and recommendations to him within Forty Five (45) days from the date of its appointment.

“In the performance of its mandate, the Taskforce may, as the need arises co-opt persons to advise or offer assistance on any area the Taskforce may consider necessary,” he said. 


The task force is expected to engage members of the public, County Health Staff and other stakeholders to review citizens’ access to quality health services, assess the status of all public health facilities and review the supply chain management of pharma and non-pharma products.

Further, they are required to assess the status of health information management, review current Human Resource capacity and assess the gaps.

Lastly, the team will be required to review and propose an efficient health financing model.

Other members are Health CAS Dr. Mercy Mwangangi, Dr Githinji Gitahi-Group CEO, Amref Health Africa, Kenya Healthcare Federation CEO Dr Anastasia Nyalita, founder of St Mary’s Mission Hospital William Charles Fryda, Ms Dorcas Kemunto and Ms Karei Mwenda.

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