Health Cabinet Secretary Nakhumicha S. Wafula, accompanied by the Principal Secretary of the State Department of Medical Services Harry Kimtai and Kenyan delegation, is currently on a benchmarking visit to South Korea.
During their visit, they had a significant meeting with the South Korean Minister for Health and Welfare Cho Kyoo Hong where discussions revolved around various aspects of healthcare management in South Korea.
The key topics of discussion included healthcare management, medical data management, national health insurance, local manufacturing of pharmaceuticals, research and development, regulatory reforms for digital health and telemedicine, health workers management system, and healthcare financing.
Both parties explored potential collaborations in research and development to bolster local pharmaceutical manufacturing in Kenya. The South Korean Minister expressed their country’s focus on promoting bio-health as its second driving force, highlighting the importance they place on advancing the healthcare sector.
This benchmarking visit provides an invaluable opportunity for Kenya to learn from South Korea’s experiences and best practices in healthcare, paving the way for potential collaborations and advancements in the medical sector.