Nakuru County has partnered with World Relief International to build the capacity of healthcare workers on Covid-19 prevention, detection and management.
The project also seeks to strengthen community Covid-19 outcomes through positive engagements in health promotion activities.
World Relief is a global Christian humanitarian organization that brings sustainable solutions to the world’s greatest problems.
Chief Officer for Public Health Services Dr. Daniel Wainaina said the prevention of new cases is the best and most sustainable approach for the management of Covid-19.
He revealed that the County Government of Nakuru has spent over Sh365 million on the treatment of Covid-19 patients as Covid-19 treatment in all County facilities is provided free of charge.
The partnership comes in the wake of worrying statistics as the infections continued to rise from low to high in the county, amid a low intake of the Covid Vaccination in the county.
So far, 70,827 people have taken the 1st Covid-19 vaccine dose and out of that number, 38, 452 have taken the second jab. The recipients of the doses includes 11, 029 health care workers.
A total of 166 health care workers drawn from 56 public and private health facilities were trained on the administration of the vaccine.
The Country Director of World Relief International- Kenya, Elias Kamau said they would support the county in conducting risk communication, health education, capacity building on vaccination and other prevention measures.
Also present was the Chief Officer for Medical Services Dr. Solomon Sirma, County Director for Public Health Ms Elizabeth Kiptoo, County Partners Liaison Officer Dr. Toromo Kochei and the County Head of Preventive and Promotive Health Mr Gerald Maina.
By Jane Ngugi