Visit to The United States - Turning Kericho County into a Regional Health Services Hub

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Visit to The United States - Turning Kericho County into a Regional Health Services Hub

Governor visiting US

Kericho Governor H. E Prof Paul Chepkwony is in the United States of America attending a series of health sector related meetings where he has managed to achieve the following for Kericho County:

  • The establishment of a regional pacemaker implantation centre in Kericho by a Cardiologist from the State University of Michigan in collaboration with World Medical Relief which last year donated ambulances and medical equipment worth Sh95M and 2 fully kitted ambulances to Kericho County. The first pace maker implantation is expected to take place on Monday, 19th February 2018.
  • The establishment of a regional plaster making unit by the Oklahoma State university in Kericho County. It will also be an income generating program.
  • Prof Chepkwony has secured MRI and CT scan equipment for Kericho alongside 2 extra ambulances and other medical equipment.
  • Kericho County will also be assisted to set up a new born unit based on the Kangaroo concept to enhance maternal health services.

H. E. Prof Chepkwony was accompanied in the United States trip by his Economic Advisor, Prof Richard Mibey. The two leaders held talks with numerous major players in the US medical sector as Prof Chepkwony seeks partners in his plan to expand the health sector in Kericho County and make it a model service provider in the health sector. The Governor and Prof Mibey met with the President and CEO of World Medical Relief, Mr George Samson, at the organization's headquarters in the US State of Michigan and later with the inventors of the much acclaimed Warmilu infant incublankets at Ann Arbor, in the same State.