PS Health Susan Mochache received KOREAN EMBASSY DONATIONS Nairobi, June 18, 2020

Today the Ministry of Health, Principal Secretary (PS), Susan Mochache received a donation of test kits worth 400,000 USD from the Korean Government towards the fight against COVID-19.

The donation, comprising 17,000 test kits and 50,000 masks, were delivered by the Ambassador of the Republic of Korea, Excellency Choi Yeonghan at Afya House.

The PS said the donation will go a long way in supporting the country’s report and emphasized that all resources will be directed to critical areas. She stressed that every county is expected to have a minimum of 300 isolation bed capacity as per the president’s directive.

“We are encouraged to know that our brothers and sisters in Korea are standing with us during this difficult time. We say asante!,” she said.

This month the country’s  COVID trends have been on an upward trajectory due to the ongoing community transmission. This upward trend will be there a bit longer before the curve is flattened, the PS noted.

“In this regard more resources are required to enable us to reverse the trend and reduce the positive cases due to a decline in transmission,” she said and added that as a country we are looking forward to sharing best practices and learning from Korea experience on successful interventions that have worked in their country regarding the ongoing fight against CoronaVirus.

“I also want to thank the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Ambassador Macharia for helping the Ministry to mobilize resources through our Missions across the Globe. The efforts through your Ministry have been a great resource towards the country’s COVID-19 pandemic response. As a Ministry we are looking forward to a continued partnership in the fight against this virus and with this united front I believe we will emerge victorious,” she said.

The Korean ambassador said the Good Neighbors Emergency Relief is planning to support the counties of Kajiado, Vihiga, Kiambu and Nandi.