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US pledges to support Kenya in war against Covid-19 – KBC

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The U.S. Government says it will support the government’s efforts to mitigate the spread of COVID-19, through an additional 500,000 US dollars investment.

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The U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) will implement the response in collaboration with the Ministry of Health and County Governments. 

The announcement brings total U.S. assistance for Kenya’s response to COVID-19 to 1 million US dollars.

U.S. Ambassador to Kenya Kyle McCarter said the U.S. government is committed to working hand-in-hand with the government and the people of Kenya to respond, treat, and recover from this pandemic.

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He said starting this week, USAID will support county-level train, the trainer sessions, in Kitui, Kajiado, and Kwale counties.

USAID’s Medicines, Technologies, and Pharmaceutical Services Program is using funding from the USAID emergency reserve funding to train a pool of national and county trainers as well as 700 health workers, lab technicians, and other front-line workers in 33 counties in Kenya.

The training is to prepare the workers to handle suspected and confirmed cases.

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