NANDI PARTNERS WITH PROJECT ECHO TO PROVIDE UNIVERSAL HEALTH COVERAGE
The County Government of Nandi has signed an MoU with Project ECHO – Extension for Community Healthcare Outcomes at the University of New Mexico Health Sciences Center (UNMHSC) to provide universal healthcare in the county.
The collaboration is envisaged to support various health department programs and hospitals within the county’s health sector.
The partnership will be instrumental in utilizing the ECHO Model for continuous capacity building of healthcare providers at all levels of healthcare system which includes specialists, doctors, paramedical professionals, mid-level health providers and frontline workers.
The County Government of Nandi and Project Extension for Community Healthcare Outcomes (ECHO) partnership aims to improve access to care for rural and traditionally under-served patients by training health professionals in high quality, evidence based treatment of complex diseases.
Clinicians based in rural and under-served communities participate in tele – ECHO ‘clinics’ through a Hub and Spoke model.
This model also offers an opportunity for reviewing programs, capacity building of staff and dissemination of programmatic updates.
Project ECHO is a collaborative model of medical education and care management that empowers clinicians to provide better care to more people right where they live.
The Department of Health core mandate is to ensure availability of equitable, affordable and good quality healthcare services to the masses.
At the centre of Governor Sang’s efforts is a strong primary healthcare system with major focus on preventive and promotive healthcare services to Nandi residents.
The documents were signed by County Secretary Dr Francis Sang MBS and witnessed by the Director Administration, Finance and Planning Fredrick Kiptum and Kapsabet County Referral Hospital Medical Superintendent Dr Daniel Kemboi.