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County Government of Nyeri partners with Amref Health Africa on health

AMREF Health Africa led by the Country Director, Dr. Meshack Ndirangu, today held talks with Nyeri Governor Mutahi Kahiga on health matters including transmissions of Covid-19 within the county.
The team led by Dr. Ndirangu, lauded the County Government of Nyeri’s leadership efforts in combatting the viral disease and for prudent use of donor funds.
Ndirangu said Amref Health Africa has successfully trained over 500 health workers on surveillance management and home-based care, engaged the community through Community Health Volunteers (CHVs) and sensitization through Rware FM, installed hand washing stations in hot spot areas including markets as well as launched the Wheels for Life initiative which ensures vulnerable persons get medical care at even at night.
Nyeri County Referral Hospital Board Chairman, Anthony Mithanga, thanked Amref Health Africa for its continued collaboration, noting that the two entities will partner to come up with innovative financing models to help residents during the pandemic.
He also noted that they have remedied electrical power challenge by installing an additional transformer within the facility.
Governor Kahiga said the County Government is prepared to commit funds to the health department, noting that oxygen piping is ongoing in Mt. Kenya and Karatina Hospitals. He also pledged to add the CHVs on Bima Afya.
The European Union has granted Amref Health Africa 2.5 million Euros to support nine counties to control Covid-19, Nyeri County being one of them.
With the support from the European Union, the County will have strengthened capabilities to slow down the spread of Covid-19, detect cases early and respond effectively; and support continuity of essential health services.
By Beth Ndirangu

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