Delegation visit to Kenya and MOU signature to promote collaboration in several healthcare projects

August 16, 2021

An official delegation headed by Dr. Kamal Ghribi, Chairman of GSD Healthcare comprising a group of the finest doctors and researchers of the San Donato Hospital Group, travelled on a three-day mission to Kenya to meet with the head of state and some of the most important political and diplomatic figures in the country.

The delegation met with President H.E. Uhuru Kenyatta and Health Minister H.E. Mutahi Kajoy, and the main topics of the meetings focused on health cooperation between Italy and Kenya and the development of health services in African countries.

Kenya delegation

Dr. Kamel Ghribi, Chairman of GSD Healthcare Middle East, President of GKSD Holding and Vice President of San Donato Hospital Group signed an MOU with H.E. the Health Minister of Kenya,  Mutahi Kagawe which was witnessed by H.E. the President Uhuru Kenyatta in Nairobi.

The MOU establishes a commitment to create a partnership between GSD Healthcare, the San Donato Group, the Vita – Salute San Raffaele University and the Kenyan Ministry of Health to promote and strengthen the local health system. The MOU focuses on guaranteeing care and quality medical assistance to Kenyans and is an important step towards the Government’s goal of providing access to universal healthcare in Kenya. The partnership also hopes to create a national and African hub of excellence in Nairobi that will attract patients from all over Africa who are seeking state-of- the-art treatment and high quality healthcare solutions.

Meetings were also held on how to strengthen and guide the country’s largest psychiatric centre and establish intensive care hospitals, as well as establishing a network of local hospitals to ensure the quality of sustainable care for the population.

“This epidemic has demonstrated the importance of effective cooperation between peoples and regimes as ever before. Dr. Kamal Ghribi also invited President Kenyatta to attend the second Ecam Conference (European Council for Consultation on Africa and the Middle East) to be held in Rome on November 1st 2021.

“The importance of cooperation in the field of healthcare has never been so critical as during the pandemic. There has never been a period in recent history that has highlighted how the future of humanity depends on medical research and treatment. San Donato Group intends to continue to contribute to medical research and treatment with all its energy and talent” stated the chairman Dr. Kamel Ghribi. “

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