President Uhuru Kenyatta held talks with visiting officials of the University of Manchester and Christie NHS Foundation to agree on a strategic helthcare partnership.
Through the partnership, the University of Manchester and Christie NHS Foundation Trust will collaborate with Kenyatta University Teaching Research and Referral Hospital (KUTRRH) in the prevention and management of non-communicable diseases with special emphasis on cancer and mental health.
The agreement provides for the training as well as the exchange of health professionals including Kenyan nurses who will get an opportunity to serve in Britain.
Speaking on behalf of the University of Manchester and the Christie NHS Foundation Prof Keith Brennan said his team is determined to ensure the collaboration works for the good of two countries.
“We are very grateful to be here soon after our engagement in the UK and we are looking forward to finalizing this historic venture,” said Prof Keith who is also the Associate Dean for Internationalization at Manchester University.
The UK officials will hold a series of meeting with Kenyatta University and Kenya’s Ministry of Health officials with the aim of kick-starting the collaboration in coming months.