Directors of the Health Services of the East African Community (EAC) partner states’ Armed Forces two-day meeting was held at the International Peace Support Training School (IPSTC) in Nairobi. The meeting was led by Brigadier General (Dr) Marc Nimburanira (Head of Delegation) from Burundi.
The meeting by the EAC partner states’ Armed Forces was established to draw strategies and measures to mitigate health threats to the EAC partner states’ Armed Forces.
The two-day review workshop brought together the directors to gauge the milestones that the partner states have achieved on matters of health and how to better improve the medical needs of their respective countries, troops, and their families.
During the forum, each partner state discussed and shared information on health/medical matters related to its country and reviewed the status of implementation of various decisions in regard to the health sector and especially how the Military is geared towards supporting secondary roles such as supporting epidemics outbreaks like COVID-19 and EBOLA.
Later in the day, the delegation led by Major General (Dr) Nganga headed to the Defence Forces Wellness Centre in Lang’ata that rehabilitates psychologically injured/affected Officers, Service members, and their families. The directors were taken through a guided tour around the different departments at the center which include occupational therapy, physiotherapy, mental health, visual, hearing, and orthopedic.
The East African Community (EAC) is a regional intergovernmental organization that comprises seven partner states namely Burundi, the Democratic Republic of Congo, Kenya, Rwanda, South Sudan, Uganda, and the United Republic of Tanzania.