Health Cabinet Secretary, Susan Nakhumicha has reinforced Kenya’s unwavering commitment to patient safety during her address at the 2023 Patient Safety Global Conference.
Nakhumicha commended the tireless efforts of patients, caregivers, and healthcare workers in advancing safe healthcare practices and highlighted the significance of trust between patients and healthcare providers.
She stressed that trust forms the cornerstone of an environment where patients feel empowered to actively participate in their own care.
The conference, attended by global leaders including WHO Director-General Dr. Tedros Ghebreyesus, provided a crucial platform for healthcare leaders and advocates to evaluate progress and collaborate on strategies with tangible impacts on patient safety.
Nakhumicha emphasized that patient safety remains pivotal in Kenya’s pursuit of Universal Health Coverage.
Engaging patients as partners in their healthcare journey, she noted, yields substantial benefits, including heightened safety, enhanced healthcare system efficiency, improved patient satisfaction, reduced costs, and superior health outcomes.