- UHF will be launched on 20th Oct (Mashujaa Day )
- One community health promoter will be responsible for 100 households
- The kits will be essential tools for household screening
The government has enlisted 100,000 community health promoters who will deliver primary health care to Kenyans.
Speaking earlier at the flagging off event held at Uhuru Park , the President assured Kenyans that Community Health Promoters will bring healthcare close to them
“In the near future, Kenyans won’t have to journey to healthcare facilities for routine screenings and minor ailment treatments. Instead, Community Health Promoters (CHPs) will bring healthcare to their homes. This embodies our commitment to a bottom-up transformation of citizen services.” Said President Ruto
Speaking on Monday at Uhuru Park during the flag-off of kits of Community Health Promoters in an exercise presided over by President William Ruto, Nakhumicha noted that the event is in line with actualization of a cherished vision; a vision that resonates with the ideals of universal health coverage and community well-being.
“Our strategy for outreach is to leave no one behind. We therefore commission these 100,000 dedicated Community Health Promoters (CHPs), who are adequately kitted with the right equipment and knowledge, and who will each be responsible for 100 households.” – CS Nakhumicha S. Wafula.
The workers who will be deployed across the country during the launch of UHC programme slated for Mashujaa day (October 20) will be issued with essential tools for household screening to ensure that they carry out their responsibilities adequately.
Role of Community Health Promoters
The health promotes will carry out the below roles
(a) Sensitize the community on the importance of healthy lifestyles and quality health services and;
(b) Provide community disease surveillance by reporting early signs of imminent health disasters or emergencies;
(c) Enroll and monitor the health status of members of the households assigned to the community health promoter;
(d) Keep and maintain a record of members in all households assigned to the community health promoter;
(e) Monitor the rehabilitation and integration of persons who require such services in the community;
f)Render first aid services to an assigned household and where necessary, make referrals to the link facility;
(g) Provide support to the assigned household on quality family-based care and support for a patient;