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Mastercard Foundation & Kenya Red Cross Partner to Fight COVID-19

The Mastercard Foundation COVID-19 Recovery and Resilience Program, in collaboration with Kenya Red Cross, announced a partnership to support the Ministry of Health to strengthen the healthcare system in Kenyan COVID-19 high risk counties. Under this project, the Mastercard Foundation and Kenya Red Cross will support the training of 2,585 healthcare workers. The training will focus on infection, prevention and control (IPC) of COVID-19, surveillance, contact tracing, and patient management. Read more

Community Health Volunteer Charles Musyoka sensitizing vulnerable households in Kitui county on the importance of proper handwashing to avoid community transmission of Covid-19.

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Community Health Volunteers in Nzinia dispensary, Kitui West being equipped with mass screening and contact tracing skills to support in COVID-19 response activities within rural households done under Mastercard Foundation COVID-19 Recovery and Resilience Program.

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Kenya Red Cross in partnership with the ministry of health facilitating a Mental Health and Psychosocial Support session at Waita Prison, Kitui county under Mastercard Foundation COVID-19 Recovery and Resilience Program. This is to enable prison officers to overcome psychological distress in this period of COVID-19.

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Kenya Red Cross volunteers and frontline responders in Kitui county having sessions on Gender Based Violence (GBV) prevention and protection facilitated by Kenya Red Cross with support from the Mastercard Foundation and the Ministry of Health. The aim is to strengthen volunteer capacity on GBV prevention and response to communities in rural areas.

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