“We are enthusiastic about the meeting with the high-profile delegation of the San Donato Group” and we look forward to a “cooperation” that can range in different areas, with a focus on “exchange programs” involving Italian and Kenyan doctors. This was stated to Adnkronos by the Kenyan Minister of Health, Mutahi Kagwe, who today together with President Uhuru Kenyatta met with Dr. Kamel Ghribi, president of Gsd Healthcare Middle East and vice president of the San Donato Group and a delegation composed among others by Dr. Francesco Galli, by professor Gianvito Martino and by doctor Massimo Tivegna.
At the center of the talks was the collaboration between Italy and Kenya in the medical field, Kagwe underlined, highlighting the “excellent” relations and “effective” cooperation between the two countries and recalling his visit to Italy last October.
The Minister of Health then highlighted to Adnkronos the possibilities of collaboration for the San Donato Group “both in the private and public sector” of Kenya, highlighting how the group is present “throughout the region in which Kenya has a central role” . Kagwe therefore called for a partnership with the Group in particular in the sectors of “oncology, mental health and pediatrics”.
The San Donato Group has made its know-how, the experience of its doctors, researchers and managers available and supported by the Kenyan government for the strengthening and efficiency of the largest psychiatric center in the country and for the creation of some new and modern acute care hospitals. This visit represents the first step in the development of a joint Italian-Kenyan action in the field of health care, aimed at implementing the local hospital network and guaranteeing the population of sustainable quality care.