Kenya Receives Disease Surveillance Equipment from Partners

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Kenya’s Ministry of Health has received a significant boost in its efforts to digitize border surveillance systems after receiving IT equipment from its major partners.

The equipment was donated by the European Union (EU), the German Agency for International Cooperation (GIZ), and the Intergovernmental Authority on Development (IGAD).

They include seven laptops, 37 desktop computers, 37 UPSs, 37 power extension cables, and 4 access points.

Mary Muthoni, Principal Secretary of the State Department of Public Health and Professional Standards, said the equipment will be strategically deployed to critical border points such as Busia, Malaba, Mandera, and Moyale.

The equipment is set to enhance communication and data sharing among these border regions, facilitating a more coordinated response to public health threats.

“The support from our partners signifies a pivotal moment in strengthening our public health systems and fostering cross-border collaboration. Together, we are better equipped to combat outbreaks, epidemics, and pandemics, ensuring a safer Kenya and Horn of Africa,” said Mary Muthoni.

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