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Kenyan Researchers Challenged to Find Covid-19 Cure

Machakos Governor, Dr. Alfred Mutua, has challenged Kenyan professionals and researchers to move with haste and find a cure for the Covid-19.
In a statement issued to the media, Dr. Mutua believes that the country has very educated medical practitioners who can come up with the medication, adding that Kenya and other developing economies need to be innovators also and not mere consumers of end products.
“I challenge our researchers, and especially our university professors and research doctors to come up with a cure or vaccine for coronavirus,” said Dr. Mutua.
“We have very educated professors and scientists – some who supervise PhDs and who have labs in their institutions or hospitals. My question to them is, how close are you to coming up with a cure for Covid-19?,” said Dr. Mutua.
The Governor stressed that lack of enough funding should not come in the way given that some of the labs that came up with a solution for diseases like leprosy, cholera, syphilis, tuberculosis and even malaria were not that sophisticated, adding that it is an individual’s attitude that really matters.
“We have to start thinking of Kenya or East Africa, as the only existing region in the world. That means all the solutions to our problems have to be solved by us,” said Dr. Mutua.
“Even in the experimental treatment formulas, we should not hear of the scientists from other countries telling us to try malaria medicines for corona. We need them to be saying they are trying a treatment combination from Nairobi, Kampala, Dar, Kigali etc.,” added Mutua.
He further called on all Kenyan citizens to utilize their education and skills in all fields in a concerted effort to come up with realistic solutions that can make our lives better in addition to earning an income by offering the world a viable solution
By Rachael Kilonzo

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