Outgoing UNICEF Kenya Country Representative Maniza Zaman has lauded Kenya over what she termed as its timely and science-driven response in dealing with the Covid-19 pandemic.
Speaking during a meeting with Health Cabinet Secretary Mutahi Kagwe, Maniza said the prompt and deliberate response helped mitigate the social and economic effects of the crisis that devastated most of the globe.
"You were very much science-driven, taking a broad view of what this meant. The response was very thoughtful and methodical as we were learning the science," observed Maniza.
According to health CS Mutahi Kagwe, partners played a significant role in Kenya's successful response to the crisis, which could otherwise have overrun the country's healthcare system.
"I was 12 days old at the ministry when Covid struck, but through partners' support, the task became easier. I felt the understanding we got from partners was helpful," said the health CS.
He thanked UNICEF for continually supporting the ministry of health in various programmes, including child health, family health and nutrition, urging the global body to continue backing the government to improve health outcomes.
Maniza will leave the country after serving as the UNICEF Representative in Kenya for three years.©Standard Gazette, 2021. Unauthorized use and/or duplication of this material without express and written permission from this site’s publisher is strictly prohibited. Excerpts and links may be used, provided that full and clear credit is given to Standard Gazette with appropriate and specific direction to the original content.