The Nakuru County Department of Health, in collaboration with Medtronic Labs, has taken proactive measures to address Non-Communicable Diseases (NCDs), with a specific focus on improving outcomes for diabetes and hypertensive patients. The partnership has designated eight healthcare facilities across the six sub-counties as Diabetes Centers of Excellence.
The program, which has successfully enrolled and reached 10,872 patients, aims to enhance diabetes and hypertensive patient care. Additionally, over 160 Community Health Promoters have been empowered in diabetes screening and referrals, fostering community involvement in addressing these health challenges.
County Executive Committee Member for Health, Roselyn Mungai, led a joint review forum with Medtronic Labs to assess the progress of the program. During the forum, Mungai emphasized the importance of strengthening support groups and empowering communities, citing the success and community ownership achieved through this approach.
The collaborative efforts between Nakuru County and Medtronic Labs exemplify a commitment to proactive healthcare interventions, community engagement, and addressing the growing challenges posed by Non-Communicable Diseases. The review forum served as a platform for learning, reflection, and planning for the expansion of the program to benefit a broader population in Nakuru County.