Dr. Rose Oronje (Senior Policy and Communications Specialist, AFIDEP) speaks on SECURE Health; an innovative programme being implemented in Kenya and Malawi by a consortium of partners led by AFIDEP. It seeks to strengthen the capacity of policymakers to utilise research evidence in health policymaking in the two countries.
Prof. Fred Segor (Permanent Secretary, Kenya Ministry of Heath) highlights how the SECURE Health programme fits into the objectives of the Ministry of Health.
Dr. Maurice Siminyu (Busia County Health Executive & Chair, Council of Health Executives) speaks on the need for counties to undertake research in order to deal with the prevailing health challenges effectively.
Prof. James Machoki (Deputy Director Institute of Tropical and Infectious Diseases, University of Nairobi) speaks on the value of the SECURE Health programme to the academic fraternity.
In the newly constituted cabinet of the Malawi government, President Peter Mutharika has appointed individuals active in the health sector to head various dockets. Hon. Grace Chiumia a member of the Network of African Parliamentary Committees on Health (NEAPACOH), has been appointed Minister for Youth, Sports and Culture, while Hon. Paul Chibingu, former Chairman
“We shall not allow any new health policy which is not supported by research evidence …” Prof. Fred Segor, Principal Secretary, Ministry of Health The Kenya Ministry of Health in collaboration with the Consortium for National Health Research (CNHR), the National Commission on Science and Technology (NACOSTI) and AFIDEP, convened a high-level conference to