• The conference was facilitated by the equipment from Huawei.
• It was the first time the Kenyan delegation held a video conference with the Chinese Ministry of Health and other experts.
Health CS Mutahi Kagwe and experts held a video conference call from Afya House with their counterparts in China to learn about experiences in managing the response to the coronavirus outbreak.
The conference was facilitated by the equipment from Huawei.
It was the first time the Kenyan delegation held a video conference with the Chinese Ministry of Health and other experts.
“Today for the first time, via a video conferencing capacity which we have just installed today, our doctors were able to carry out a video conference with Chinese doctors, the ones who have been handling the disease in Wuhan, we were able today to talk on a one to one not only with the Kenya doctors but also with about 20 countries," Kagwe said.
The CS said, "This is an extremely important step in terms of knowledge share and it gave us a tremendous amount of knowledge which we believe will also go a long way to assisting our people".
Stone He, CEO of Huawei Kenya, said, "Huawei is fully committed to supporting Kenya’s response efforts. I am delighted that the equipment was so useful; it is a good example of how technology can help with communications, collaboration and coordination which are a critical part of the response to the threat of COVD-19."
The delegation in Kenya included more than 10 officials and experts.
The purpose was also to share information on the fight against the COVID-19 epidemic and discuss the best approaches for prevention and control.