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What CS Kagwe Agreed with UK Government that Will See Kenyans Getting Proper Treatment

Mutahi Kagwe, the Health Cabinet Secretary, has reached an agreement with the United Kingdom government that will boost access to specialized treatment in the country.

Kenyan doctors will be trained in numerous specialized areas, with a major focus on cancer treatment, according to a statement from the Ministry of Health (MoH) dated Saturday, May 28.

The new agreement aims to increase access to screening, early diagnosis, and treatments such as radiotherapy and nuclear medicine. It will also be a primary goal to increase the number of cancer treatment specialists in the country.

As part of the partnership between Kenya and the United Kingdom, the first batch of cancer treatment professionals will travel to Christie Hospital and Manchester University in the United Kingdom.

Cancer is one of the main causes of death in the United Kingdom, according to Kagwe.

"Cancer is Kenya's third-biggest cause of death, after infectious and cardiovascular diseases, with roughly 48,000 new cancer cases reported each year," according to the Ministry of Health.

Kenya has made significant investments in health-care reforms, including training, according to the CS, which culminated in the inaugural curriculum conference in February 2022, which drew participants from over 26 countries.

This new agreement comes just months after the Kenyan government launched an English language training program for Kenyan nurses looking for work in the United Kingdom.

According to Kagwe, the government will train Kenyans who want to work in other countries. He went on to say that the training program is targeted at developing an internationally recognized workforce.

"This is a historic occasion because it is the first time that we, as a government, have undertaken a training program of this nature in which we are preparing our young people to train overseas."

"We want to build a workforce that is capable and qualified on a global scale, and we are proud of that. Kenyans must be able to travel to the UK without feeling like refugees, without lurking behind the scenes, and instead as valued and recognized expatriates "he explained.

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