On the frontlines of COVID-19 prevention in Kenya

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  • Machrine Birungi is a communications professional, award winning news reporter, writer, and journalist, with a passion for telling stories that help people make informed decisions. She is currently a social media analyst at the Water Supply and Sanitation Collaborative Council in Geneva.
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Keeping an informal settlement in Kenya safe from COVID-19

Dear Colleagues, 

I am happy to bring your attention to this article highlighting the COVID-19 response in Kenya's Kibera slum. 

The article shows how some simple steps can go along way to protect vulnerable communities from hygiene related diseases like COVID-19.

The WSSCC supported WASH alliance Kenya, with funding from UNICEF and in partnership with the Ministry of Health, the Nairobi Metropolitan Service, Nairobi Water and Sewerage Company and local organisations including Umande and Kenya Water for Health Organisation or KWAHO, distributed 10,000 handwashing vessels to vulnerable populations in informal settlements such as Kibera and the impact has been significant. 

Handwashing stations with soap have also been set up in high traffic areas that are most accessible by the vulnerable communities. 

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Machrine Birungi
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  • Machrine Birungi is a communications professional, award winning news reporter, writer, and journalist, with a passion for telling stories that help people make informed decisions. She is currently a social media analyst at the Water Supply and Sanitation Collaborative Council in Geneva.
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Re: On the frontlines of COVID-19 prevention in Kenya

Dear Colleagues,
I am happy to share with you the latest story from WSSCC titled “ On the frontlines of COVID-19 prevention in Kenya The story  highlights how an army of community health volunteers (CHVs) at the frontline of Kenya’s fight against COVID-19 are working throughout the informal settlements of Nairobi, sensitizing slum dwellers about the necessity of adhering to government public health regulations such as regular handwashing, wearing masks and social distancing. 

Details of the story  bit.ly/2ReMBoK

Enjoy the reading!

Best wishes,

Machrine Birungi on behalf of Kevin Mwanza 
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