Kiambu Governor Dr. James Nyoro commended the church in the region for collaborating with his government in uplifting residents’ living standards.
While presiding over the launch of the Family planning Casted Implementation plan 2022-2025 in his office, the governor noted that the church through the Christian Health Association of Kenya (CHAK) and other players had played a key role towards ensuring a healthy population.
“Today is a great day for the future of Kiambu as we launch the Kiambu County Family Planning Casted Implementation Plan 2022-25. The plan seeks to improve maternal and child health indicators and will articulate county priorities for family planning (FP) and provide guidance and programs for the sector,” noted the Governor.
Nyoro noted that Family Planning was an essential component of the County Development Agenda taking cognizance that unplanned population growth may result in constrained resources, poor services and financial strain at the family level. “I am glad the church through CHAK has been part of this and we know the collaboration with other key players will ensure harmonized sectoral efforts achieve the desired well-being of the people,” he said.
Dr. Nyoro further revealed that his administration aims to install dialysis equipment in health facilities across the county from January 2022 and also set up the first cancer center in the region.
“These facilities will go a long way in easing traveling challenges for patients whereby they will access medical services from nearer their homes,” he expounded.
The attendees were also addressed by the County Executive Member for Health Dr. Joseph Murega and the CHAK General secretary Dr. Samuel Mwenda. Community health volunteers who have played a great role in reaching out to the people at the village level also attended the function.
By Lydia Shiloya