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Uasin Gishu County Government Launches Community Health Promoter Kits

Uasin Gishu County government has launched the essential promoter kits for 2004 Community Health Promoters (CHP) which signifies a major stride in the county’s health agenda.

Speaking during the launch at the county headquarters, Governor Jonathan Bii, noted that they aim to bolster community healthcare access, serving as a vital tool for Community Health Promoters.

“This will enhance healthcare provision efficiency and effectiveness to achieve Universal Health Coverage,” he said.

“These networks and promoters will play a pivotal role in providing essential attention to our communities, with some already providing exemplary services like the Cheboin Care unit in Ilula, which was recently recognised as Kenya’s top-performing community hub by the Ministry of Health, underscoring our excellence across domains and deserving our commendation and support as a county,” noted the governor.

He noted that the fully-trained promoters, supervised by qualified healthcare workers, will now attend to residents at home, offering preventive and promotive health services, with each promoter catering for 100 households, by conducting home health screenings, eliminating the need for residents to travel for basic healthcare needs.

“This transformative shift aligns well with citizen-centric service delivery of my administration as it emphasises bottom-up strategies to combat diseases and improve healthcare access,” said Bii.

The governor further noted that the planned cost-sharing between the National and County governments will sustain the 2004 health promoters’ stipends, working across 204 community health units linked to healthcare facilities on a 50-50 basis in the county.

He urged the promoters and healthcare workers to serve with passion, compassion, respect, and gentleness.

My administration remains committed to empowering communities, strengthening healthcare systems, and fostering innovation, all aimed at steering towards a healthier and more resilient county and nation,” noted the county Boss.

By Judy Too

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