Nairobi July 28th 2020. Health Chief Administrative Secretary (CAS). Dr Mercy Mwangangi accompanied First Lady’s office to receive donations from the Government of Slovakian Republic towards the fight against Coronavirus by donating COVID-19 humanitarian aid.
The Kshs 26 million donation which comprised of testing kits, personal protective equipment, respirators, sanitizer, clothing and shoes was received yesterday at the Jomo Kenyatta International Airport on behalf of the First Lady by Director of Administration in the Office of the First Lady, Ms Eva Maina.
CAS Mwangangi said the donation from the Slovak Republic comes in handy at a point where cases of those who have tested positive to the Coronavirus in Kenya has passed the 17,000 mark.
“The contribution being received here today will definitely go a long mile in the fight against COVID-19.
“We extend our sincere gratitude to the Slovak Government for this kind contribution which includes testing kits, about 18,000 litres of sanitizer and protective gear that will go a long way in helping our community health workers as we implement our home-based care program,” Dr Mwangangi said.
The brief handing over ceremony at the Jomo Kenyatta International Airport was also witnessed by the European Union Deputy Head of Mission Katrin Hagemann, Ministry of Foreign Affairs Director for Europe and the Commonwealth Dr Joe Sang , Ministry of Health’s Director for Global Health Dr Andrew Toro and Director of Administration in the Office of the First Lady, Ms Eva Maina.