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Ambassador Odembo pays a courtesy visit to Beth Mugo in US hospital

Posted by Administrator on February 28, 2012

Ambassador Elkanah Odembo and Cabinet Minister Beth Mugo chat after the US envoy paid her a courtesy call at a Pennsylvania hospital

Ambassador Elkanah Odembo and Cabinet Minister Beth Mugo chat after the US envoy paid her a courtesy call at a Pennsylvania hospital

On Friday 23rd February, Ambassador Elkanah Odembo visited Hon. Beth Mugo; the Minister for Public Health & Sanitation who has just completed the first phase of preventive treatment for breast cancer in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

 

The Ambassador found the Minister looking well and in remarkably good spirits in the company of her husband Ambassador Nicholas Mugo.

 

Hon. Mugo shared with the Ambassador that she had held discussions with Senior Vice President of thePerelmanCenterfor Advanced Medicine at the University of Pennsylvaniaon a proposal where the University would support a cancer program in Kenya.

The Minister also affirmed that the Cancer Prevention and Control Bill was up for debate in Parliament and hence the government was committed to prevention and control of cancers.

 

Ambassador Odembo in return briefed the Minister on discussions he has held with a number of US based Cancer Institutions like the MD Anderson Cancer Center & others, where Kenya would benefit in Cancer research, screening, control and prevention.

 

The Ambassador also informed the minister that there were several Kenyans in the US who were Cancer researchers and Oncologists who were willing to work with the government for the betterment of cancer management in the country.

 

The Ambassador further stated that it is critical and essential that the Government of Kenya establish an infrastructure that would facilitate the engagement of Kenyan Medics in theUS.

 

These Diaspora Medics have keen interest to support Kenya’s effort to improve and enhance health care and health services, especially the Non Communicable Diseases (NCDs).

Hon. Mugo supported the Ambassador?s views and reiterated that linkages are very important and she would liaise with her colleague in the Ministry of Medical Services; Hon. Anyang’ Nyong’o to tap into the Diaspora’s expertise and capacity in order to enhance Kenya’s Health system’s ability to manage cancer through prevention, early detection and prompt affordable treatment.

 

This courtesy call took place a day after former cabinet Minister Hon. Njenga Karume passed away after a long battle with prostate cancer. Hon. Mugo and Hon. Nyong’o have both come out publicly that they have been diagnosed and treated for cancer.

 

Minister Mugo was also optimistic that sharing her experience would help to enlighten Kenyans on the importance of recognizing possible warning signs of cancer and taking prompt action for early diagnosis and treatment.

 

The minister also said she would be returning to Kenya in a few days time, and Ambassador Odembo observed that Minister Mugo has actually continued to attend to some of her Ministry duties even while in the US.

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16 Responses to “Ambassador Odembo pays a courtesy visit to Beth Mugo in US hospital”

  1. ITHAVETHI. said

    Tuwasikiapo Mawaziri kama Anyang Ny’ongo na Beth Mugo wakinong’ona na kununanuna baada ya kugunduliwa kwamba wameadhiriwa na ugonjwa wa kansa, ni matusi makubwa kwa wananchi wa kawaida. Mchukuwe Profesa Anyang Ny’ongo kwa mfano. Waziri huyu wa Afya, ambaye Wakenya wanamtarajia kuwa na habari zote zinazohusu wagonjwa nchini, aliyetambuliwa kuwa na maradhi ya kansa, alipiga hema katika hospitali moja California, huku akipata matibabu.

    Ni matamshi yake baada ya kutua katika uwanja wa ndege wa Jomo Kenyatta ambayo yalileta hamasa, ghadhabu na utata kutoka kwa wananchi hasa kuhusu ugonjwa huu hatari wa kansa. Je, itamchukua kiongozi wa serikali kama Nyong’o na Bi. Mugo ili kuchukua hatua za kujenga majumba ya utafiti na zahanati mikoani na pia kuwaajiri madaktari wa kuwahudumia wananchi wadogo wasiokuwa na uwezo? Ahadi ambazo Anyang Nyong’o alizitoa siku hio katika uwanja wa ndege bado hajazitimiza. Ni kwa sababu yeye alitumia mali ya umma kupata matibabu ya hali ya juu hapa Marekani, na kwamba yeye kapona. Ni Wakenya wangapi ambao wanaendela kuuwaua na ugonjwa huu huku Anyang nyong’o akitumia vifo vyao kama nambari katika mikutano ya Shirika La Afya Ulimwenguni mjini New York?

    Kumsikiliza mwenzake Bi Beth Mugo katika wizara ya afya akisema kwamba atatumia majanga na machungu aliyoyapata kutoka ugonjwa huu wa kansa kuwaelimisha Wakenya …..ni madhara makubwa kwa familia ambazo ziliwapoteza wapendwa wao miaka kadhaa iliopita. Wakenya wamechoshwa kusikia maneno matupu kutoka viongozi ambao wanawakumbuka waliowachagua pale uchaguzi unapokaribia. Je, wa miaka ishirini na mitano wamefanya nini kuboresha hali ya kiafya ya watu wao? Mamillioni ya pesa za umma ambazo Anyang Nyong’o na Beth Mugo tayari wamezitumia zaweza kununua vifaa na mashini na kupelekwa mikoani ili kuwahudumia Wakenya wote, mawaziri hawa wawiri wakiwemo.

    • Beatrice Luvale said

      you right and i agree with you, the swahili tight on me but i got your point. Kenya is still far much behind and such people need to come up with health plans that can carter for mwananchi.They can afford to go for treatment abroad because the have the money. i wonder if that means that they dont trust the doctors in Kenya. My consolation is we all have the same path or destiny death. i get bitter when i hear such things. A lot of people are dying and leaving behind huge bills that the survivors are forced to sell all they have to pay the hospital and mortuary bill. please do something, the survivors need to eat especially the young ones.

      its a big shame

  2. moraa said

    They should strive and bring such services to Kenya and help the suffering Kenyans. how comes the ambassador doesn’t visit the other Kenyans when they are in the hospital. no double standards. we all belong to one nation.

  3. leo said

    This family of rich and famous have no shame. There is a poor girl dying in the hands of Arabs in Emirates and no one doing a thing. Not even a visit or at least kind words.

  4. Fuko said

    Good analysis from Ithavethi, Moraa and Leo. Just don’t forhet that Kenya belongs to them. Official corruption has now become the order of the day. They are an extension of the Kenya mentality that the best treatment will always be found inthe West. What a coincidence that Nyongo and Mugo are struck by this terminal disease. It is the cries of the p00r sick who have been neglected since independence. Like Ithavethi said, the millions that Michuki, Nyongo and Beth Mugo spent for treatment abroad, could have been to equip village clinics, district and provincial hospitals.

    But they just donnot care. Odembo is just a product 0f nepotism and open tribalism. Like dr Wenwa(Railas sister) and Ms Oburu (Oburu odingas daugther) of Los Angeles consulate, Odembo is a brother in law of PM Raila. Mmmm ni wakati wao wa kula. Then they expect Fuko to travel to their embassies to vote while they are presiding officers.

  5. POKO said

    cough***cough***did someone mention Michuki…riswa…lest the demons come for you.

    now you see the folly of cheering….great leader nyef nyef…..how come now they are wasting tax payers money?

    Yo’ll are idiots for inconsistencies…bure kabisa.

    • leo said

      silly poko! is having trouble sleeping for messing with the dead and now from the nightmare want to mix truth with false and call it inconsistency. Go back to sleep poko and if you want to be consistent, stop changing your name from Kiptoo to poko to gachungwa to john mining etc. Stick with one name. Bure kabisa.

    • Tshombe said

      Poko,what are you talking about this time? I know where you heading to…you never stop driving me insane with your irrelevant cheap shots at anybody you come across.

      • KiFaGio said

        Tshombe, acha nijaribu kuandika kwa Kiswahili cha ithavethi kuhusu huyu POKO. Poko anaugua ugonjwa wa saratani ya kizazi (yaani human pappillomavirus). Inaonekana POKO ameambukizwa ugonjwa wa malengelenge diposa yeye hungea matope kila achukuwapo kalamu. Poko ana madeni mengi kokote aishipo Marekani na ni kweli yawezakana IRS wamekuwa wakimnyemelea kwa muda. Poko ni Poko. Poko hana wakumliwaza ukiwa. Anatumia Jambonewspot kuondoa hasira za majanga yanayomkanyanga chini kila aamkapo. Na sisi wote twampenda Poko. Namaanisha Poko.

        Samahani Ithavethi usikosoe kiswahili changu. Tafadhari!

  6. POKO said

    @Tshombe…why d’u read my posts if they drive u crazy? Sema ukweli, u like my thinking. It is ok. a man can admit that a mama is just plain good dammit!

    @Leo
    I only have one handle…poko….so stop spoiling my good name.

    U, this Elizabeth (the jobless swahili writer) and the rest were busy yollering here about my disrespect for a dead Michuki- now she was the first to say “Michuki and the rest used govt funds for treatment”.

    Nyinyi yote mafi ya kuku…tumbaff kabisa!!!

    • KiFAgio said

      Poko, my dear, do you have marital, psychologial, financial problems. Why? You always sound so distant. Thanks anyway. At least am not among those u called tumbafus!

      • Tshombe said

        Poko, its my right, and so is everybody’s, to read anything and everything i want to and its also my right and duty to let you know that your posts are always full of crap. Whats wrong with you? Why do you like trouble? Or even there’s no trouble why do you have the habit of creating one?

  7. Sokoine said

    Poko, you’re completely out of touch with the rest of the world and this habit is a kind of sedative that lulls common sense to sleep. As a human being to indulge in this personal idiosyncrasy, at any given time/situation, amounts to selfishness. Its totally unacceptable to compare people to chicken shit and/or disrespect them whenever there’s a disagreement. Finally, you need to appreciate human nature…we humans are all equal regardless of status… rich, poor,dead or alive etc. Thank you so much.

    • POKO said

      You probably think you have posted something thotful….huh!!

      • Desmond said

        Poko, you don’t seem to read and understand english, do you have a personal writer and interpreter as well. Your insanity is beyond psychiatric repair!

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