UAE to set up a State of the Art Lab to support Kenya’s efforts in combating COVID-19

(MFA) – The United Arab Emirates has offered to set up a state-of-the-art Laboratory in support of Government of Kenya public health surveillance of the coronavirus (COVID-19) even as the number of confirmed cases reached seven.

Additionally, the UAE government will provide additional testing kits to support the ongoing efforts to contain the spread of pandemic that is affecting all people across the ranks globally and which the World Health Organization WHO has declared to be a global crisis.

UAE Ambassador to Kenya Amb Khalid Khalifa in a meeting with CAS Hon  Ababu Namwamba, reiterated that his government was more than willing to work closely with the Ministry of Health to provide training of personnel to work in the laboratory.

Ministry of Health Chief Administration Secretary CAS Rashid A. Aman welcomed the support to which his technical team will develop a framework in close consultations with the ministry of Foreign Affairs to actualize on the matter.

CAS Hon Ababu Namwamba and Chair of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs Standing Committee on Emergency Response said the intervention is a demonstration of the well-grounded relations between Kenya and UAE.

Present at the meeting were Dr Mary Wangai, Department of Standards and International Health Relations, Lindsay Kiptiness-Director Asia and Coordinator of COVID-19 and Amb Arthur Andambi- Director Middle East.

Source: Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

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