- The officials who are in the country will also be engaging officials from other key ministries including Labour and Foreign Affairs.
- According to a statement from the ministry, the officials from Saudi Arabia are on what has been termed a fact-finding mission in Kenya.
Healthcare workers from Kenya will soon get job opportunities in Saudi Arabia.
This is after officials from the Ministry of Health met with officials from Saudi Arabia to discuss the possibility of recruiting skilled professionals including healthcare workers from Kenya.
The officials who are in the country will also be engaging officials from other key ministries including Labour and Foreign Affairs.
According to a statement from the ministry on Wednesday, the officials from Saudi Arabia are on what has been termed a fact-finding mission in Kenya to come up with the best collaborative ideas.
“During their visit, the Saudi Arabia officials will be meeting with officials from other ministries and visiting several healthcare institutions including KMTC, KNH, Aga Khan and KUTRRH,” the statement reads.
“The ministry appreciates Saudi Arabia’s interest in potentially providing job opportunities for skilled Kenyan health workers,” it adds.
The government has been in discussions with more countries to help secure additional employment opportunities for jobless healthcare workers.
This is to ensure to the country exports qualified but unemployed healthcare workers overseas while at the same time ensuring Kenya’s health system is not crippled.
Apart from Saudi Arabia, the countries reached out for negotiations include Belgium, Australia, the USA, Poland, Qatar and the European Union to sign an agreement that will allow Kenyan professionals to migrate to those countries.