PS Kenya’s USAID Private Sector Engagement (PSE) program, riding on the wings of public-private collaboration, is committed to strengthening the local manufacturing sector while simultaneously enhancing healthcare accessibility in the country.

Recently, the USAID PSE team embarked on a tour of the Nyanza region, engaging with key stakeholders from both government and private entities. This proactive approach was not only meant to foster partnerships but also identify opportunities for collaboration and innovation.

The USAID PSE team signing a scope of work with the County Government of Kisumu.

During a meeting with the county government of Kisumu, Department of Health, the USAID PSE program joined hands with the county government by signing a scope of work that will define the operations of the program in the county. An agreement that outlines the commitment to improving health outcomes in the region.

Dr. Gregory Ganda, Kisumu County Executive Committee Member (CECM), Department of Medical Services, Public Health, and Sanitation, articulated the significance of this collaborative effort, affirming, “This partnership marks a key moment in our collective commitment to ensuring everyone receives quality healthcare. Together, we can achieve far more than we ever could alone.”

Racheal Gikanga, USAID PSE Deputy Chief of Party, in her submissions, remained forthright that the program has the capacity to strengthen the existing healthcare systems as well as unearth local manufacturing. In a subsequent engagement with the county government of Uasin Gishu, the USAID PSE team signed a memorandum of understanding with the Department of Health. Dr. Abraham Serem, the CECM department of health, hailed the collaborative approach to healthcare, seeing that the critical need of the hour could only be met successfully through a consolidated approach.

The USAID PSE team signing a memorandum of Understanding with the County Government of Uasin Gishu

“By bringing together expertise from both sectors, we will be able to leverage resources and create innovative solutions to improve service delivery and drive growth,” said Dr. Serem.

The agreements between the counties and the USAID PSE program extend beyond paperwork, and they pave the way for palpable actions and initiatives aimed at improving healthcare systems. Collaboration between the public and private sectors is key to addressing the pressing healthcare needs faced by Kenya. By harnessing the collective strengths and resources of both sectors, we can effectively distribute the burden of healthcare provision and ensure better outcomes for the population. 

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