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Health Ministry partners with CDC to improve safety of healthcare workers

Government enters partnership with Centre for Disease Control

The Ministry of Health has entered into a partnership with the Center for Disease Control (CDC) to improve the safety of healthcare workers and their patients. 

The project dubbed “Kenya infection prevention control and global collaboration kinga”, will receive funds of up to kSH. 194.4 million from the United States President’s Emergency Plan for Aids Relief (PEPFAR).

According to Health Chief Administrative Secretary (CAS) Dr. Mercy Mwangangi, prevention plays a key role in when it comes to responding to a health crisis.

The US through the CDC and the International Association of National Public Health Institutes (IANPHI) supported a stakeholder’s workshop to advance the establishment of a National Public Health Institute (NPHI) in Kenya in February.

NPHIs are science-based government institutions or organizations that promote health by conducting and coordinating public health functions and programs to prevent, detect, and respond to public health threats.

Kenya is building upon over 40 years of partnership with the CDC to advance this agenda.

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