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  • Kenya’s First Lady Margaret Kenyatta has urged investors to increase funding into Africa’s reproductive, maternal, adolescent, and child health systems
  • She invited global financiers to back Africa’s weak maternal and child health systems, which she said were overstretched by societal challenges
  • Kenyatta also called for increased screening of particularly cervical and breast cancers, saying the two variants had the highest mortality rates on the continent

Kenya’s First Lady Margaret Kenyatta has urged investors to increase funding into Africa’s reproductive, maternal, adolescent, and child health systems.

Speaking on Friday, February 25, Kenyatta noted that private-public partnerships were viable for raising resources to support the sector.

She invited global financiers to back Africa’s weak maternal and child health systems, which she said were overstretched by societal challenges.
These include Female Genital Mutilation (FGM), Gender-Based Violence (GBV), teenage pregnancies, and early pregnancies marriages.

“Through private-public partnerships and collective investments, we could deepen our

In efforts to promote Kenya as a regional healthcare hub and healthcare investment destination, Amref Health Africa has partnered with Express Communications Limited, publishers of the Kenya Medical Directory, and the Ministry of Health to host a first of its kind healthcare convention.

The first Kenya Healthcare Convention taking place from March 9 and March 10 in Nairobi is set to bring together more than 350 industry providers to showcase their quality health service approaches, products and technologies to potential customers. This forum offers investors an opportunity to advance medical service delivery through Kenya to the East African region.

East Africa boasts a population of over 132 million people, with a projected 5.7% growth in GDP (the highest in the African region), making it a promising investment destination. Kenya is strategically positioned and regarded as a business hub within the East African Community. The country’s growing middle class (about …

President Uhuru Kenyatta is seeking to forge a strategic partnership with University of Manchester and Christie NHS Foundation aimed at strengthening healthcare sector in the country.

The partnership will see the University of Manchester and Christie NHS Foundation Trust 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.

President Kenyatta this morning at State House, Nairobi held talks with visiting officials of the University of Manchester and Christie NHS Foundation as a follow up of the signing of an MoU between Kenya and the two British institutions on the sidelines of the recent UK-Africa investment summit in London.

The agreement provides for the training as well as exchange of health professionals including Kenyan nurses who will get an opportunity to serve in Britain.

How will Kenya Benefit from this?

According to a statement …