Kenya and Pakistan to Strengthen Healthcare Partnerships with Four Cooperation Agreements

The Kenyan Principal Secretary for State Department for Medical Services, Eng. Peter Tum, on Wednesday met with the High Commissioner for the Islamic Republic of Pakistan, H.E Saqlain Syeda, to discuss healthcare partnerships between the two countries.

Kenya intends to sign four cooperation agreements with Pakistan covering pharmaceuticals, e-health, human resource for health exchange in specialties, and a general MoU, to improve healthcare access and quality.

The PS said the technical teams of both countries will work closely to fast-track these agreements, supporting Kenya’s Kwanza agenda on Universal Health Coverage and Afya mashinani.

Additionally, the discussion covered medical tourism in Pakistan as an alternative for specialized treatment. “Kenya and Pakistan are committed to enhancing their partnership in healthcare and other areas of mutual interest,” Eng. Tum stated.

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