- The hub is expected to be equipped with emergency medical personnel, commodities and equipment to support Kenya and other countries in the region.
- The other two countries are Senegal and Nigeria.
Ministry of Health PS Peter Tum on Thursday held a meeting with the WHO Kenya Country Representative Abdourahman Diallo.
The meeting was aimed at discussing the government’s commitments to operationalisation of the Regional and Sub-Global Hub.
Construction of the hub began after the groundbreaking earlier last year.
"The logistics hub is expected to be equipped with emergency medical personnel, commodities and equipment to support Kenya and other countries in the region," Tum said.
He said the hub is expected to build and support capacity in disaster management systems, as well as technical expertise besides prioritising high-profile disease-specific strategies and timely risk assessment.
Kenya is among three African countries selected by the WHO to host a logistics hub with a virtual meeting between the Ministry of Health and WHO taking place on Wednesday to fast-track the process.
The other two are Senegal and Nigeria.
The meeting was also attended by the Head of Logistics and Operations WHO- AFRO Adama Thiam.