44th Kenya Obstetrical and Gynaecological Society Annual Scientific Congress

Start Date: 19 February 2020
End Date: 21 February 2020
Venue: Leisure Lodge Resort, Diani

Organizers: Kenya Obstetrical & Gynaecological Society Secretariat
Contact Details: Tel: +254 726 639 621
Email: conference@kogs.or.ke
Website: www.kogs.or.ke

Specialities: Obstetrics and Gynaecology
Theme

Sustaining Quality Reproductive Health Services at the dawn of Universal Health Coverage: Unique Challenges, Bold Solutions.


SUB-THEMES
  • Human Resource for Health and Innovations in Reproductive Health
  • Reproductive Health Financing
  • Family Planning and Contraception
  • Maternal, Neonatal, Child and Adolescent Health
  • Reproductive Health commodities, access, and security
  • Reproductive tract cancers and benign conditions
  • Infertility and Endometriosis
  • Leadership and governance
  • Urogynaecology
  • Community Reproductive health
  • Basic translation science in Reproductive health services
  • Minimal access surgery

Cost
Members:            
Early Bird (Until 30th November 2019):  KES.15,000.00  Late Bird (Until 14th February 2020) :    KES.18,000.00
On-Site:                                                  KES.20,000.00

Non-Members:
Early Bird (Until 30th November 2019):  KES.18,000.00
Late Bird (Until 14th February 2020) :    KES.20,000.00
On-Site:                                                  KES.22,000.00    
Associate Members (Medical Students/Nurses):
Early Bird (Until 30th November 2019):  KES.10,000.00
Late Bird (Until 14th February 2020):    KES.12,000.00
On-Site:                                                  KES.15,000.00        

Summary

Kenya has adopted Universal Health Coverage (UHC)  as one of its big four priority agenda led by  His  Excellency the  President.  It is envisaged that by  2022,  all persons in  Kenya will be able to utilize the essential health services through a single unified benefit package, without the risk of financial catastrophe. We are therefore, very 
excited, to be hosting this congress at such a momentous time. Universal Health Coverage is more than just eliminating the out-of-pocket expenditure;  it is also about ensuring access to quality health care.
UHC  is  a  major  policy  shift  with  massive  implications  for  the  future  health  of
Kenyans and the economy. 

The Kenyan Economic Survey 2018 shows that public expenditure on health services increased from  Sh38  billion in  2013/14  to an estimated Sh66 billion in 2017/18. Despite heavy investments by the government in health services,  more than half of total health expenditure is non-public, meaning that the government does not meet most of the health expenses. 

It is therefore imperative to think of how to enhance the capacity of both structurally and resource-wise to meet the needs of the population.  A  popular  saying  goes  that majority of Kenyans are one medical emergency away from poverty  and thus  the need to continuously encourage the  populace to  register  into  various health
schemes prior to one getting sick.

In order to sustain quality reproductive health services,  it is vital that we should focus on creating partnerships with the  Private  Sector,  NGOs and  Civil  Society groups.  such  partnerships  will  intensify  funding  opportunities  and  stimulate the sustainability of the health programs, research, and development 

Speakers


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