Oxleas welcomes Kenyan Ministry of Health and High Commissioner

Kenya visit
His Excellency, The High Commissioner Manoah Esipisu and Susan Mochache CBS, Principal Secretary for the Ministry of Health, Kenya

We’re sharing healthcare innovation globally and were excited to welcome the Kenyan Ministry of Health and the High Commissioner for the UK on a recent visit to the Bracton Centre.

Susan Mochache CBS, Principal Secretary for the Ministry of Health, Kenya; His Excellency, The High Commissioner Manoah Esipisu; and John Guto, Coordinator of the Kenya-UK Health Alliance met with John Owiti, clinical practitioner and our global partnership lead, and Oxleas Director of Nursing, Jane Wells.

Harambee Global Health Partnership is a collaboration between Oxleas, the University of Nairobi, University of Greenwich, and Mathari National Teaching and Referral Hospital in Kenya. 

The aim of this partnership is to collaborate and exchange knowledge and skills in healthcare to further develop skills of the medical and nursing workforce in both countries and build on healthcare services in both Kenya and the UK.

Health Principal Secretary, Susan Mochache, said “I think that the partnership with Oxleas means a lot for us as a country, and particularly because of the focus that we are having on mental health. 

“We believe we could benefit from the experience that Oxleas and their network of partners has, in terms of the operational strategies around running mental health care, and also their experience with various and modern therapies that we need to begin to incorporate in our clinical services. We really look forward to a varied, rich and long term and sustainable engagement.”

John Owiti, our Substance Misuse Service and Dual Diagnosis lead, said: “This was a very important visit for us. I’m delighted that the Kenyan Government has actually chosen Oxleas to be one of the partners in terms of executing this bilateral agreement.”

Jane Wells said: “This is really exciting because we are mutually learning together, sharing innovation, looking at developing clinical care both in Kenya and in Oxleas, but predominantly supporting our Kenyan colleagues.

“Working globally has so many benefits, it adds social value across the world. We can contribute to improving equalities in Kenya, where there are some real disparities and some real health challenges. There’s really great opportunities for patient outcomes in both countries.”

You can find out more about the visit in our short film: https://vimeo.com/623551122

Published on 11th October 2021