The Ministry of Information, Communications, and The Digital Economy is playing a pivotal role in Kenya’s quest to achieve Universal Health Coverage (UHC). Led by ICT and Digital Economy Cabinet Secretary Eliud Owalo, the Ministry is actively driving digital healthcare by providing essential equipment and deploying advanced infrastructure. This initiative aims to connect over 100,000 health facilities and 1,450 digital village hubs, enhancing healthcare accessibility.

The partnership underscores the importance of digitization in achieving UHC, as it streamlines health information systems, improves care quality, and makes healthcare more accessible and affordable. It is set to fast-track health initiatives, particularly in levels 4, 5, and 6, by connecting them to the digital superhighway. Prof. Edward Kisiang’ani, the Permanent Secretary of Broadcasting and Telecommunications, represented Secretary Owalo, emphasizing the transformative potential of this collaboration.

This effort marks a significant milestone in Kenya’s journey towards UHC, as it integrates digital technology into healthcare systems, ensuring healthcare services are available and accessible to all citizens, regardless of their location or economic status. This collaboration will not only improve healthcare delivery but also enhance the overall health and well-being of the population. It demonstrates the government’s commitment to making Universal Health Coverage a reality for all Kenyan citizens.

With the joint efforts of these ministries, Kenya is poised to make great strides in achieving UHC, marking a significant milestone in the nation’s journey towards a healthier and more prosperous future. The Ministry of Information, Communications, and The Digital Economy’s dedication to bridging the digital divide in healthcare access reflects the government’s commitment to improving citizens’ lives through innovation and technology.