REPUBLIC OF KENYA

The CS for Health Sen. Mutahi Kagwe hosted the Tanzanian Minister for Health Hon. Dorothy Gwajima. Nairobi August 5.

Today, the CS for Health Sen. Mutahi Kagwe hosted the Tanzanian Minister for Health Hon. Dorothy Gwajima.
The CS thanked the delegation from Tanzania for finding time to come to Kenya and engage with the ministry in matters to do with the health of the people of the two countries.
“This bilateral engagement goes a long way not only to emphasise the value of good health but also to confirm and even cement the cordial relationship the two countries have enjoyed over the years,” said the CS.
The CS noted that the visit by the Tanzanian delegation is happening against a backdrop of the debilitating COVID-19 pandemic that has affected the world and also the two countries.
“We are headed to one and a half years since the pandemic struck. Despite putting up stringent measures to contain the disease, it has continued to ravage our countries forcing us to rethink how we conduct our day to day activities,” he said.
He singled out trade as among the most affected sectors of the economy yet it plays a huge role in ensuring citizens earn a living.
Following the meeting of the two PS’s on 3rd August 2021 and meeting today several issues pertaining to the fight against Covid-19 have been resolved, contained in a joint communique that will be sharing, he said.
“The areas we have tackled include cross border issues that involve citizens of both countries such as transport, Covid- 19 testing and validation systems for those leaving and entering both countries among other issues,” he noted.