Kenya’s Cabinet Secretary for Health, Hon Sicily Kariuki hands over the legal instruments to the new chair of the Nursing Council of Kenya’s Board Dr Eunice Ndirangu.
The Nursing Council of Kenya (NCK) has announced Dr Eunice Ndirangu, interim dean at the School of Nursing and Midwifery (SONAM) East Africa as its new board chair.
The appointment cements the longstanding, collaborative relationship between SONAM East Africa and NCK, which has facilitated the development of standards of practice and regulations in nursing and midwifery practice in Kenya.
Dr Ndirangu was officially inaugurated on July 18 by Honorable Sicily Kariuki, Cabinet Secretary in the Ministry of Health. During the ceremony, Hon Cecily Kariuki emphasised the need for affordable, accessible and quality healthcare in Kenya.
“Achieving these goals is a shared responsibility between the Ministry, the Boards and the Counties. Working in synergy with other councils is necessary to maximise the impact of nurses and midwives across the region,” Hon Ms Kariuki said.
Dr Ndirangu accepted the appointment saying she was willing to work with different stakeholders and strengthen the relationship with NCK, which is a professional regulatory body established by the laws of Kenya to ensure nurses and midwives deliver safe and effective care.
“We should all work together to address Kenya’s health challenges. By supporting the work of all stakeholders, we will achieve stronger health outcomes for Kenyans and progress towards the actualisation of universal health coverage,” Dr Ndirangu stated.
She will serve as chair of the NCK board for three years.