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Bui Advances Diaspora University Medical Hospital Plan During President Kenyatta Visit to Cuba

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At Havana Cuba (from Left:) Njeri Ndichu of California;  Bui of California; Olive Muchiri, wife of Ambassador; President Uhuru Kenyatta, Anthony Mwaniki Muchiri, Kenya Ambassador to Cuba; Ann Muchiri of Kenya and Maria Gachiri of California. At Havana Cuba (from Left:) Njeri Ndichu of California; Bui of California; Olive Muchiri, wife of Ambassador; President Uhuru Kenyatta, Anthony Mwaniki Muchiri, Kenya Ambassador to Cuba; Ann Muchiri of Kenya and Maria Gachiri of California.

Bui Thuo, of Diaspora University Medical Hospital Plan, and a team of Kenyans from California, U.S. visited Cuba during President Uhuru Kenyatta visit. The president visit to Cuba was for advancing the Kenya healthcare system as well as opening the Kenya Cuba embassy. Bui took the opportunity to advance and align the Diaspora University Medical Hospital plan with the President Kenyatta big four plan of healthcare, food, housing and SMEs.

President Kenyatta goal during the next 5 years Plans to advance healthcare to achieve universal healthcare and the right as established in Kenya Constitution 43. (1) Every person has the right— (a) to the highest attainable standard of health, which includes the right to health care services, including reproductive health care.

Cuba has advanced healthcare to reach the highest attainable standard that contributes to achieving the right to life through achieving a life expectancy of 80 years. Currently Kenya life expectancy is at 63 years as per World Health Organization (WHO). This shows there is a lot of work to be done if Kenyans right to life will increase to a life expectancy of 80 years.

The Diaspora University Medical Hospital plan is set up and led by Diaspora professionals with the aim to progress the Kenya healthcare system through: increasing the number of doctors, nurses and other medical professionals; establishing new hospital and clinics; and advancing all sectors that support healthcare to reach the highest standards with the goal to reach the level currently in the U.S.

The U.S Gross Domestic Product (GDP) is today at $18 trillion. Of this GDP, estimates are that about $2 trillion directly contributes to the highest attainable healthcare standards through: Education of healthcare professionals; research, medicine and vaccines development; 950,000 doctors of diverse specialties, 3.5 million nurses and 1.5 million nursing assistants; over 1 million professionals in other fields of healthcare; over 5,000 medical facilities that include hospitals, clinics, nursing homes and others; thousands of Small Medium Enterprises (SMEs) that produce medical equipment, medical supplies and medical services; and, a public health system that supports preventive care. 

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