The European Union and the Kenya Red Cross Society have donated PPE in Kisumu as part of the effort to contain community spread of Covid-19 and in an effort to flatten the curve.
The equipment worth Sh7.8 million was donated during a high-level visit on Tuesday toured to monitor ongoing Kenya Red Cross interventions through EU in Kenya. The support includes community testing and sensitisation of boda boda riders and distribution of PPE.
“Jaramogi Oginga Odinga Teaching and Referral Hospital through @MOH_Kenya has been a critical point for #COVID19 interventions in Kisumu by @KenyaRedCross through @euinkenya . EU Amb @EuMordue today handed over KES7.8 mil worth of vital PPE to the hospital. #EUCOVID19ResponseKe,” EU in Kenya said in a tweet.
“We are happy to have stood by the vulnerable at their time of need. Our support to the Kenya Red Cross Society has concretely seen the Kenya Red Cross train almost 45,000 health workers and 165 county rapid response members,” EU Ambassador Simon Mordue said.
On her part, Kenya Red Cross Secretary General Aisha Mohammed appreciated all the frontline healthcare workers for the good work they are doing.
“With support from the EU in Kenya we will continue to partner with the County Government of Kisumu during this pandemic,” Mohammed said.
Red Cross said the equipment will be distributed across healthcare facilities in Kisumu.
The donation is part of the Sh 636 million grant under the EU Emergency Response Project launched in June 2020 to support the Covid-19 pandemic response activities.