Aga Khan University Hospital, Nairobi (AKUH,N) Wednesday donated over 20,000 Covid-19 testing kits valued at Ksh 44 million to the Ministry of Health to boost its Covid-19 response.
The donation is financed by the German government through a grant offered by the German Development Bank (KFW) to AKUH,N and the Aga Khan Health Services, East Africa, to boost their Covid-19 response and support the public health system.
While receiving the donation, Health Principal Secretary, Susan Mochache thanked AKUH,N and the German Government noting that the consignment would go a long way in supporting the Kenya Government’s response to the pandemic
German Ambassador H.E Annett Günter said: “We are in this fight together with our Kenyan friends and partners. Germany and the EU have been leading the multilateral response to combat the Covid-19 pandemic. We aim at ensuring global and equitable access to vaccines, tests and treatments. Global cooperation and solidarity is our only chance to defeat the virus everywhere.”
On his part, AKUH,N’s Interim CEO Rashid Khalani noted that the partnership between the private sector and the Ministry of Health is critical in responding to the Covid-19 pandemic.