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International Day of Nurses: PS Macharia donates 300,000 gloves, medical shoes

PS Kamau said the MFA also donated 300 pieces of medical gowns, 1,500 pairs of googles.

In Summary

• PS Macharia noted that they have received 6,095 respirators,500 isolation gowns, 3,000 of surgical masks, 40 thermometers and 85000 normal faces masks.

• According to the WHO, Nurses account for more than half of all the world’s health workers.

Health CAS Dr Rashid Aman and Ministry of Foreign Affairs PS Macharia Kamau addresses a press conference on the update of coronavirus at Afya House on May 12, 2020.
Health CAS Dr Rashid Aman and Ministry of Foreign Affairs PS Macharia Kamau addresses a press conference on the update of coronavirus at Afya House on May 12, 2020.
Image: NICHOLAS NTHENGE

Ministry of Foreign Affairs donates 300K pairs of protective gloves, 170K pairs of medical shoes to celebrate nurses.

Speaking during the briefing of coronavirus on Tuesday, PS Macharia Kamau said the ministry has also donated 300 pieces of overall medical gowns and 1,500 pairs of googles.

Kenya on Tuesday recorded 15 new cases of Covid-19, raising the country's total number to 715.

 
 

However, the number of fatalities in the country has risen to 36 after three more fatalities were recorded in Mombasa.

"We will donate this to front-line workers and those who do contact tracing to appreciate them," Macharia said.

He noted that they have received 6,095 respirators,500 isolation gowns, 3,000 of surgical masks, 40 thermometers and 85000 normal faces masks.

Macharia said this on the occasion of the International Day of Nurses.

The theme of this year is” Nursing the World to Health”.

Historically, as well as today, nurses are at the forefront of fighting epidemics and pandemics - providing high quality and respectful treatment and care.

They are often the first and sometimes the only health professional that people see and the quality of their initial assessment, care and treatment are vital.

According to the WHO, Nurses account for more than half of all the world’s health workers, yet there is an urgent shortage of nurses worldwide with 5.9 million more nurses still needed, especially in low- and middle-income countries.


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