Japan’s Assistance to Fight against COVID-19 in Kenya

On 27th in the morning, H. E. Mr. HORIE Ryoichi, Ambassador of Japan to Kenya signed the Exchange of Notes, titled, “Health Sector Policy Loan for Attainment of the Universal Health Coverage (Phase 2)” with Hon. Ukur Yatani, the Cabinet Secretary of National Treasury. This project will help Kenya achieve Universal Health Care including combating COVID-19, amounting to 8 billion Kenyan Shillings.
On the same day in the afternoon, Ambassador Horie and Mr. KOMORI Katsutoshi, Chief Representative of JICA in Kenya handed over PCR test kits to KEMRI. Dr. Rashid Aman, the Chief Administrative Secretary for Health and Prof. Yeri Kombe, the Director General of KEMRI attended the handing over ceremony.