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Government to invest more on high impact primary health care

The government is shifting focus from investing in curative care to primary health care that is mainly preventative.

Health Permanent Secretary Mary Muthoni said focussing on primary health care is smart move that is cost effective and of high impact.

She said the government is keen to deploy cost effective strategies to improve health systems outcomes in the country.

“We aim to improve use of available resources as a strategy to achieve more resources for health. The Ministry of Health is shifting focus from investing in curative care to Primary Health Care which is mainly preventive, a smart move that is not only cost effective but also high impact,” she said.

She made the remarks during a preparatory meeting towards the National High Level Dialogue on Health Financing.

The Dialogue scheduled for 26th-28th June 2023 targets to align stakeholders towards sustainable financing of healthcare in line with national, regional and global commitments.

The meeting will bring together National and County Governments and development partners to advocate for increased Domestic Resource Mobilization (DRM) for sustainable health financing towards Universal Health Coverage (UHC).

She encouraged Kenyans to participate in the conversation through our platforms: @MoH_Kenya, @Phealth_kenya, and health.go.ke

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