President Uhuru Kenyatta has today unveiled the first locally manufactured malaria rapid diagnostic kit at the KEMRI-Wellcome Trust Research Programme in Kilifi County. The Head of State, who was taken on guided tour of the world renowned health research facility, also announced the attainment of World Health Organization (WHO) pre-qualification for the first locally manufactured malaria medicine.
His Excellency President Uhuru Kenyatta on Thursday morning in Kilifi County flagged-off the Kenya Malaria Army and unveiled the Kenya-Cuba Malaria Vector Control Programme. The President, who is the current Chairperson of the African Leaders Malaria Alliance (ALMA), also witnessed a demonstration on the use of Drones for mapping and outdoor spraying of malaria breeding sites. The Head of State was accompanied by Cabinet Secretary for Health Mutahi Kagwe, Kilifi Governor Amason Kingi amongst other senior government officials and local leaders.
NAIROBI, 14th July 2021 (PSCU) – President Uhuru Kenyatta, in his capacity as the Chairman of the African Leaders Malaria Alliance (ALMA), has endorsed the appointment of two special envoys to help accelerate the fight against malaria on the continent.
President Kenyatta today at State House, Nairobi during a virtual meeting convened to receive African Leaders Malaria Alliance ( ALMA's) 2021 first and second quarter performance report. Also present at the were Head of Public Service Dr. Joseph Kinyua, Health CS Mutahi Kagwe and the organization's senior advisor Dr Willis Akhwale.
The two nominees of ALMA, Amb Anthony Okara (Kenya) and Prof Sheila Tlou (Botswana) were endorsed and commissioned by President Kenyatta today at State House, Nairobi during a virtual meeting convened to re...
The World Health Organization certified China malaria-free on Wednesday.
"We congratulate the people of China on ridding the country of malaria," said WHO director-general Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus.
"Their success was hard-earned and came only after decades of targeted and sustained action. With this announcement, China joins the growing number of countries that are showing the world that a malaria-free future is a viable goal."
China is the 40th territory in the world to achieve the feat after a 70-year effort to eradicate the infectious mosquito-borne disease from its country -- which reported 30 million cases annually in the 1940s but has since gone four consecutive years without an indigenous case.
The last countries to gain the status were El Salvador (2021), Al...