The novel coronavirus 2019 was declared a global public health emergency and then a pandemic by the World Health Organization. On 13th March 2020, the Cabinet Secretary Ministry of Health (MoH) issued a statement confirming the first case of Covid 19 in Kenya. Coronavirus disease (COVID-19) is an infectious disease caused by a newly discovered coronavirus.
The Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction (2015 – 2030) and the Kenya National Emergency Response Plan and SOPs 2014 (NERP 2014) include biological hazards among the sources of risks for the 21st Century. As provided in the NERP 2014, the Ministry of Health is the lead in management of this pandemic. Cognizant that the emergency remains complex and multidimensional, there has been unending need to continue embracing multiagency approach. It is noted that the National Disaster Management Unit (NDMU) was taken through a Train the Trainers program on COVID 19 Management, which was facilitated by experts from the MoH.
In light of the above, the NDMU has been and continues running sensitization/awareness creation programs on COVID 19 Management, more so, the prevention aspect. We are doing this both physically and virtually and you are hereby invited to participate in these very noble programs as individuals and/or as organizations. So far, we have been able to reach a number of police officers within Nairobi Metropolitan Services and its environs. We continue to escalate this initiative to the community level where the risk significantly lies.
Should you wish to invite us to run this program at your organization or community; please let us know through our official contacts provided in this website.
In the meantime: COVID 19 is preventable through the following: Observe Hand Hygiene, Exercise Cough Etiquette, and as much as you may, Maintain Physical Distance!