The official installation of 248 Trainers of Trainers was performed today by Principal Secretary Mary Muthoni of the State Department for Public Health and Professional Standards.
The completion of the Master Trainers of Trainers programme, marked by today’s inauguration, is a crucial step in the national rollout of Primary Care Networks (PCNs).
These committed individuals will be thoughtfully distributed around the 47 counties, ready to strengthen and improve our counties’ capacities and realise the PCNs’ goal.
The ambitious Bottom-up Economic Transformation Agenda (BETA) in healthcare, known as #AfyaBoraMashinani, is being realised via a remarkable cooperation between the Government and Development Partners, as seen by this inauguration.
“Our next stride on this transformative journey involves the establishment of 315 Primary Care Networks (PCNs), the foundational pillars of our Primary Health Care initiative. These networks prioritize health promotion and disease prevention at the grassroots level, further strengthening our healthcare system,” the PS said.
She added, “At the heart of our healthcare initiative lies a dedicated workforce of 100,000 Community Health Promoters (CHPs). They ensure healthcare is not just accessible and available but also economically feasible, all while maintaining the highest quality standards.”
She concluded by expressing gratitude on behalf of the Ministry to prestigious partners such as WHO Kenya, PATH, Unicef Kenya, Lwala Community, and Johnson & Johnson for their continuous support in the crucial training initiative.