- The programme is aimed at enhancing health workers' proficiency in climate-related diseases.
- Health workers are trying to be well versed both technically and financially, seeking to bolster their capabilities.
Health workers in Wajir County are currently engaged in a vital 5-day training programme focusing on climate diseases.
In a social media post by the Ministry of Health, the ministry expressed support towards the initiative as it is meant to help combat the climate disease menace.
" The programme is aimed at enhancing health workers' proficiency in climate-related disease surveillance and management," the statement reads.
The MoH stated that the initiative was being supported by the World Health Organization and comes at a perfect time when the country is making plans to counter the projected El Nino rains.
The health workers are trying to be well-versed both technically and financially, seeking to bolster their capabilities in case management and indicator-based surveillance, especially regarding climate-related diseases and potential emergencies.
"In the wake of a prolonged drought, the imminent El Nino event poses a heightened risk of waterborne and vector-borne diseases, including malaria, cholera, dengue, and Rift Valley fever, "the MoH said.
The MoH further expressed their unwavering commitment to ensuring that the healthcare teams are exceptionally well-prepared to effectively tackle the forthcoming challenges.