Sakaja Appoints Prof Mugenda, Dr Mercy Mwangangi to Health Taskforce

Nairobi Governor Johnson Sakaja has appointed an eight-member team to review and propose health-care reforms in the county.

In a statement, the task force will be chaired by former Kenyatta University Vice Chancellor, Prof Olive Mugenda and is expected to prepare and submit a recommendation report to Governor Sakaja within 45 days.

“The Taskforce shall prepare and submit its report to the Governor of Nairobi City County Government together with its recommendations within Forty-Five (45) days from the date of its appointment. The Office of the Governor shall constitute the secretariat of the Taskforce,” Sakaja stated. 

The team is expected to involve members of the public, County Health Staff, and other stakeholders in reviewing citizens’ access to quality health services, assessing the status of all public health facilities, and reviewing the supply chain management of pharma and non-pharma products.

Further, they are required to assess the status of health information management, review current Human Resource capacity and assess the gaps.

The team is also required to review and propose an efficient health financing model.

The task force also comprises the outgoing Health CAS Dr. Mercy Mwangangi, Dr. Anastacia Nyalita, Dr. Githinji Gitahi, Ms. Dorcas Kemunto, Dr. William Charles Fryda and Karei Mwenda.

Jairus Musumba of Nairobi County has been appointed as the secretariat.

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