On Friday, 21st of October, the SDG Partnership Platform hosted the UN Capital Development Fund (UNCDF) mission led by Mr. Anders Berlin, Director, Least Developed Countries Investment Platform (LDCIP) and Mr. Fabrizio Cometto, Deputy Director, LDCIP.
The UN Kenya team was represented by SDGPP and UNRCO team members, SDGPP partner agencies representatives, and was led by Anthony Ngororano, UNDP Resident Representative, and Medhin Tsehaiu, UNAIDS Country Director and Co-chair of the SDGPP Primary HealthCare Window.
"Kenya’s developing landscape, through the supported of the newly elected president is keen to continue the support for Devolution and the strengthening of the devolved governments, to propel development" – Mr. Anthony Ngororano, UNDP Resident Representative.
In the afternoon, the UNCDF Investment Platform mission visited the PharmAccess Foundation, SDGPP Health Partner, to learn and discuss how the Digital Innovation and Health Financing work of the Foundation is driving positive health outcomes in inclusion of the most vulnerable, improving Maternal outcomes through "MomCare", addressing Non-Communicable Disease burden and access to health financing for Health SMEs through the "Cash Advance" innovation at the Medical Credit Fund Africa | PharmAccess Group.
PharmAccess Foundation has strong government partnerships, such as Kisumu County Government and National Health Insurance Fund (NHIF) that are paving way for public private collaborations to propel and contribute to Sustainable Development Goals.
“Kisumu County, is the first county in Kenya to setup a Social Health Insurance Scheme (MARWA) targeted at reaching all residents of Kisumu and especially the vulnerable and the informal sector that often is underserved. The process of setting this up has been embedded on a digital platform to ensure no one is left behind, there is an improvement the quality of service (SafeCare) in facilities and manage referral system. This model has been adopted and also influenced the development of the health act and scale-up to four counties so far”- Dr. Ganda Gregory, CEC Health County Government of Kisumu.