AMREF Health Africa has donated Assorted Infection Prevention Controls (ICP) worth Sh2 Million to Migori County to help fight communicable diseases.
AMREF Health Africa official Job Ongata said that since the outbreak of Covid -19, they have continued to support and enlighten the country on different containment measures on communicable diseases.
AMREF with the continued support from the county governments has been training the society on the best ways to control and prevent communicable diseases to ensure the community is healthy.
“We are continuing to urge people to wear face masks while in crowded places and observe the Covid 19 rules to prevent them from acquiring communicable diseases,” said Ongata.
The official added AMREF Health Africa has been supplying the IPC to fifteen counties to curb the spread of communicable diseases in the country.
County Executive Committee Member for Health Services (CECM) Julius Nyerere said that the donated IPC that included liquid soap, hand sanitizers and soap dispensers would be taken to 16 health facilities and 32 community units drawn across the 12 sub-counties.
He affirmed that the county would continue to sensitise the community at the village level to help them understand preventative measures to control the spread of communicable diseases.
Nyerere explained that the donation will help the county to continue with the hygiene and weather change coalition project aimed at enlightening society on containment measures.
“As a county, we want to reduce the health burden on our people as well as reduce the cost incurred on treating diseases that could have otherwise been prevented,” said Nyerere.
He called upon more donors and partners to come on board and support health services to improve the welfare of the community in the county.
By Geoffrey Makokha