SOCIETY

Isolation Centre staff, patients hold zumba dance

The session took place at the Kenya Medical Training College, Nairobi

In Summary

• The aim was to relieve them of stress and depression

Fitness trainer Trevor Machasi takes nurses through a zumba session
Fitness trainer Trevor Machasi takes nurses through a zumba session
Image: Douglas Okiddy

Amref Kenya in collaboration with NMS Health department on Thursday held Psychosocial First Aid sessions for staff working at isolation centres and patients being admitted.

The zumba dance took place at the Kenya Medical Training College, Nairobi. 

The aim was to relieve them of stress and depression, heavy workload and separation from their family members and loved ones.

The sessions started in June and will end in December. They are done on weekly basis to offer a safe space for healthcare workers, where they can express their psychological issues and learn of their resources.

NMS preventive promotive health officer Thomas Ogaro
NMS preventive promotive health officer Thomas Ogaro
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NMS clinical officer Sharon Kibunja and Amref project officer Lynn Makungu
NMS clinical officer Sharon Kibunja and Amref project officer Lynn Makungu
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St Georges High School programme coordinator sister Rose Wasike
St Georges High School programme coordinator sister Rose Wasike
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KMTC mental health and psychosocial Victoria Otsyula
KMTC mental health and psychosocial Victoria Otsyula
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KMTC nurse Gladis Ochoi
KMTC nurse Gladis Ochoi
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NMS pharmacist in charge Dr Kibe Victor
NMS pharmacist in charge Dr Kibe Victor
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