The 2nd YouTH Voices Summit 2022 took place from 1st to 3rd December bringing together young professionals and University Students in Kenya. Organized under the theme of ‘Activating Youthful Leadership Towards the Realization of UHC (Universal Health Coverage) in Kenya,’ the summit explored ways through which young people can help improve access to quality healthcare services and products, including promoting human capital development through operational research, health communication, health system strengthening and capacity building programs. The summit was hosted by Ryculture Health and Social Innovation YouTH Voices Network, a platform designed to enlighten, empower and evoke action among the Kenyan youth to act for their health & health of their communities.

I was privileged to be among the presenters during this summit. As a champion for UHC, I presented on mHealth Integration into Kenya’s Healthcare Infrastructure to Augment Universal Health Coverage. I talked about how mobile health solutions are nurturing the hopes for Kenya to leapfrog over advanced nations in the delivery of quality healthcare services. I also highlighted the forms of mHealth solutions already in operation in Kenya which can provide the evidence base for integration. Even so, I did not shy away from talking about some of the potential challenges that could impede mHealth integration. My presentation also highlighted some of the recommendations for the effective integration of mHealth solutions into the larger healthcare infrastructure.

Find the slides below.

The research article is published in the South Eastern European Journal for Public Health. It is available on open access using this link

Published by Oduor Kevin

ODUOR KEVIN is a Public Health Specialist with considerable experience in the health care industry. He has worked in various organizations, leading projects and programs aimed at improving the health outcomes of people living with Non-Communicable Diseases (NCDs) and the general population. Oduor Kevin is currently the Chief Programs Officer at Stowelink Inc, a youth-led organization with a single most focus on addressing the burden of NCDs. Oduor’s experience in project management is attributed to his work at Population Services Kenya (PSK) where he served as a member of the National Coordinating Committee for Kitu Ni Kukachora project. Further, in 2019, Oduor Kevin was appointed as Kenyatta University Campus Director by Millenium Campus Network (MCN) to supervise and lead Millennium Fellows in their Social Impact projects. During this assignment, he successfully supervised the fellows and delivered them for graduation under the banner of Millennium Fellowship.

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