COVID VACCINE

Denmark to donate 350,000 doses of Covid vaccines to Kenya

Unicef will support the donation on logistics.

In Summary

• Mortensen said that UNICEF will support the donation on logistics.

• Denmark has supported Kenya since the country reported the virus in 2020.

the Danish Minister for Development Cooperation Flemming Møller Mortensen who visited UNICEF supply.
the Danish Minister for Development Cooperation Flemming Møller Mortensen who visited UNICEF supply.
Image: UNICEF Supply Division

The fight against coronavirus in the country has been boosted following the donation of over 350,000 doses of vaccine from the government of Denmark.

This was confirmed by the Danish Minister for Development Cooperation Flemming Møller Mortensen who visited UNICEF supply, which is the largest humanitarian warehouse in the world that delivers life-saving supplies

Mortensen said that UNICEF will support the donation on logistics.

Denmark has supported Kenya since the country reported the virus in 2020.

In April last year, Denmark donated Sh513 million emergency support for the country to help in fighting the virus.

Part of the donation was Sh356.5 million which enhanced health systems in level 2 and 3 hospitals in the counties while the balance, about Sh155 million, was to be used to support water and sanitation interventions in potential Covid-19 hotspots. It was implemented through the Water Sector Trust Fund.

Prior to the pandemic, the Danish government donated Sh940 million to support health services across the 47 counties.

Danish Ambassador to Kenya Mette Knudsen had said the fund would enable county governments to improve access to quality healthcare in level three facilities countrywide.

By Friday, the government had vaccinated 974,000 Kenyans against the virus.

Health CS Mutahi Kagwe said on Friday in a statement on the update of the virus in the country that from the vaccinated people, 295,202 are aged 58 years and above.

A total of 277,207 healthcare workers have been vaccinated, 166,043 teachers, and 82,586 security officers.

The CS said that a total of 2,541 people have received their second dose.

“Of these, 2,150 are health workers, others 216 security officers 95, teachers 45, those aged 58 years and above 35,” Kagwe said.