PROJECT 47 | Emergency Care in 47 Counties
PROJECT 47 |
in 47 Counties
For many people in Kenya and across the world, the emergency department (ED) is the primary point of access to the health system. An increasing number of patients with acute disease currently present to EDs across Kenya. This is due to the rising incidence of non-communicable diseases (NCDs) (such as cancer, diabetes and hypertension), mental illness and trauma (largely secondary to road traffic injuries) in the background of an already existing large burden of communicable diseases. Recently, the need for strengthening Kenya’s emergency medical care system has gained more recognition by the government and other stakeholders involved in the healthcare system in Kenya. The gap in lack of an emergency medical care system is a good opportunity for the County Governments to step in and provide the necessary critical services for its people. An absence of an emergency medical care system is furthermore a barrier to achieving Universal Health Coverage (UHC).
- To support the development of integrated National and County infrastructure to ensure universal access to emergency medical care
- To ensure the highest quality of service delivery across the emergency medical care system
- To help establish mechanisms for the financing of emergency medical care
- To support emergency medical care human resource development and management
- To establish systems for monitoring, evaluation, surveillance and research on emergency medical care
- To strengthen emergency medical care leadership and governance
Charles Murito - Former Country Manager, Google Kenya explains the partnership with EMK Foundation to improve access to emergency care in Kenya through Google.
Dr Mulwa, CEC Health, Makueni County and Chair of the Health Committee, Council of Governors, during the Project 47 Report breakfast meeting