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County government on a move to help strengthen marginalized, vulnerable groups

Director Selina further said that as part of the intervention, the construction of the Gender Based Violence Rescue Center in Gilgil will be very significant in providing integrated care and strengthening service delivery for sexual and gender based violence survivors.

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County Director in charge of Gender Selina Nkatha addressing during the Nakuru county Gender conference.PHOTO/Courtesy.

The County Government of Nakuru has reiterated commitment towards strengthening vulnerable and marginalized groups.

This,  according to County Director in charge of Gender Selina Nkatha will be achieved through deliberate action plans to help strengthen the vulnerable and marginalized groups.

According to statistics by Civil Society Organizations in Nakuru, many vulnerable and marginalized groups faced numerous challenges during this COVID-19 pandemicbe.

However, through collaboration between state and non-state actors,the groups will be able to be resilient in COVID-19 recovery processes.

The CSOs led by Centre for Enhancing Democracy and Good Governance CEDGG, noted that since the emergence of Covid 19, tough socioeconomics times have led to the increase of sexual and gender based violence hence the need to have sustainable interventions that are sensitive to the vulnerable and marginalized in the county.

“As county government we acknowledge the need for deliberate Action plans to help strengthen the vulnerable and marginalized groups” said Nkatha.

This was noted during the ‘ Nakuru County Gender conference themed Reversing the effects of Covid 19 pandemic on the marginalized and vulnerable groups’.

Nkatha highlighted that the administration will continue to create a conducive environment for partners to increase and strengthen community outreach strategies to help push the conversations on SGBV across the County.

Additionally, have more conversations to help strengthen participation of women,youth,children,the elderly and PWDs in Covid 19 recovery and decision making processes.

Director Selina further said that as part of the intervention, the construction of the Gender Based Violence Rescue Center in Gilgil will be very significant in providing integrated care and strengthening service delivery for sexual and gender based violence survivors.

The conference brought together stakeholders from state and non-state organizations working on social protection and other sectors across the county.

Also present were Director Youth Affairs Josphat Kimemia, Professor Rose Odhiambo from Institute of Gender and Development studies at Egerton University, Dr.Murage Teopila from Gender Based Violence Centre at Nakuru Level 5 Hospital among other officials.

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Kenya to begin repackaging human vaccines by April 2022

Today, the President said he was pleased to confirm to the nation that Kenya was on course to realize this target. As of today, over 5 million adults have been inoculated.

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Kenya will have the capacity to repackage the COVID-19 vaccine by early next year, President Uhuru Kenya has announced adding that the pandemic had taught the country the essence of self-reliance.

In May, the Ministry of Health said talks were underway with the Oxford AstraZeneca manufacturers to enable the importation of large quantities for repackaging in vials.

In his Mashujaa Day address earlier today at Wang’uru Stadium in Kirinyaga County, the President directed the Ministry of Health to fast-track the vaccine production capacity process.

“As the first step towards this goal, we have established a company to facilitate this venture in the name of Kenya Biovax Limited,” he stated saying the form and fill rollout by Easter of 2022.

The country aims to have a fully-fledged human vaccine manufacturing capability by 2024, the National Covid-19 Vaccine Deployment Plan from the Ministry of Health shows.

On June 29, 2021, during his Sixteenth Address on the COVID-19 Pandemic, the President pledged to the nation that by Christmas this year over 10 million adults would have been vaccinated.

Today, the President said he was pleased to confirm to the nation that Kenya was on course to realize this target. As of today, over 5 million adults have been inoculated.

He said compliance to Ministry of Health protocols has seen new infections decline over the last two weeks, as characterized by the positivity rate of below 5 per cent over this period.

“It is, however, important for all of us to appreciate that we are not yet out of the woods. We must, therefore, continue to observe the containment measures as directed by the MoH,” he noted.

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President Uhuru: Why COVID-19 pandemic is a ‘blessing in disguise’

He said the strategic diagnostic investments have strengthened the country’s healthcare system especially in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.

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The COVID-19 pandemic has brought about unprecedented transformations in the country’s health sector, President Uhuru Kenyatta has announced.

He said the transformation is probably one of the most phenomenal testimonies of how Kenya transformed COVID-19 obstacles into opportunities that improved the health sector.

He said one of the unintended benefits of the pandemic is the increase of intensive care unit bed capacity from 108 to 651 ICU ready beds, an impressive 502 per cent.

“Similarly, our total hospital bed capacity as a country has increased by 47 per cent from 56,069 in 2013 to the current figure of 82,291 hospital beds spread throughout the country,” he noted.

While highlighting key achievements during Mashujaa Day celebrations in Kirinyaga County, the President also said the country has improved oxygen production capacity significantly.

The President reported that public health facilities can now produce over 32 million litters of medical Oxygen per day, up from 3 million litres per day in March 2020.

On testing capacity, he said the country in March 2020 only had one referencing laboratory to test notifiable diseases of international concern but now boosts of 95 such labs.

“Let me remind you that at the beginning of the pandemic early last year, we used to ship our samples for testing in South Africa and the results turnaround time would be anything from 5 days onwards,” he stated.

He said the strategic diagnostic investments have strengthened the country’s healthcare system especially in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.

“It will propel us faster towards the attainment of UHC and fortify our country’s preparedness for future global health security challenges,” he stated.

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Pamoja Initiative wins Health Security & Pandemics Challenge award

Pamoja Initiative is known for bridging the gap in treatment at the grassroots to provide free or affordable therapy, diagnosis and treatment, and social support for those in recovery.

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The Pamoja Initiative, a community innovation run by the Psychiatric Disability Organization – Kenya in Nakuru County is among the 42 winners of this year’s MIT Solve global challenges initiative.

The Pamoja Initiative won a pitch on how communities can prepare for, detect, and respond to emerging pandemics and health security threats.

There are five categories of the annual global challenges: Digital Inclusion, Antiracist Technology in the US, Equitable Classrooms, Resilient Ecosystems, and Health Security & Pandemics.

Pamoja Initiative is known for bridging the gap in treatment at the grassroots to provide free or affordable therapy, diagnosis and treatment, and social support for those in recovery.

Solve is an initiative of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) with a mission to solve world challenges. Solve is a marketplace for social impact innovation.

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