Program Integrating Technology in Healthcare Introduced by Kenya and Japan

Posted on :Wednesday , 18th April 2018

The Kenyan government has collaborated with the government of Japan to dispatch a fresh new health development program that will work towards coordinating innovative technologies into health care services in the mission to achieve the objective of attaining universal healthcare.

The venture is an undertaking of the Japan Policy and Human Resource Development (PHRD) and will see medical data gathered utilizing a tech platform to predict early warnings of medical problems and risk management in the nation. 

Healthcare reforms have proven to be an arduous task for the administration, but finally looks to be realized.

The administration has effectively figured and executed a few measures to make health services more accessible and affordable to the residents of Kenya. The new tech platform will see medical data collected and monitored for a timely and appropriate response.

The Kenyan government would like to accomplish healthcare access to all residents and protect them from heavy financial risks, while procuring these services. The new tech platform will see medical information gathered and monitored for a convenient and suitable response. 

This technology was created by the Kenyan ministry of health in association with the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA). 

The government alongside the agencies expects to band together with policy makers and planning officials at all levels of the government to guarantee its efficacy. 

The PHRD project is an essential piece of all inclusive health care. It was presented by Japan at the 6th Tokyo International Conference Development (TICAD) meeting which has since made significant contributions in maternal medicinal services among different zones. 

The launch precedes the Universal Health care global forum to be held in Tokyo, Japan in December which will focus on strengthening global public health emergency response and lifelong healthcare to all people

The Government of Japan has also given a grant of Sh 1billon to the Ministry of Health to strengthen Pandemic Preparedness and Monitoring Evaluation of the Universal Health Coverage (UHC) in Kenya.

Japanese Ambassador to Kenya, Toshitsugu Uesawa, said Japan is fully committed in the realization of Universal Health Care and is dedicated to Kenya becoming a role model for other African nations to accelerate their own progress towards Universal Healthcare

“I am convinced that today’s event and the UHC forum 2017 will provide a great opportunity to take concrete steps towards attaining Universal health Care,” added Toshitsugu.



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