23 Sep

Kenya in consultations with COVAX to facilitate access of vaccine

first_img“ Today our briefing shall focus on immunization services, noting that UNIVERSAL Health Coverage and immunization are fundamentally intertwined as they both contribute to diminishing health inequities, reducing poverty, fostering inclusion and catalyzing economic growth.” She saidAlso Read  COVID-19: Kenya records 139 new cases, 198 recoveries and 9 fatalitiesShe noted that through the implementation of the National Immunization Program, with collaborative investment with development partners, Kenya has eliminated Maternal and Neonatal Tetanus disease and eradicated Wild Polio Virus.Also Read  Cardinal Njue condemns conduct of leaders in the country“A scaling of these joint investments has seen a further expansion of our immunization programs through the introduction of 6 new vaccines in the past decade, all of which are contributing to the reduction of childhood diseases and deaths.” She addedDr. Mwangangi said the vaccines are available free of charge through a network of 9,500 health facilities consisting of public, faith based and Non-governmental Organizations’.She said sustained investments in immunization services have led to an improvement in the National Coverage of Immunization Services, with a National average of 83% in 2019. Noting that the achievement, a decline in the absolute number of children vaccinated has been observed as a result of disruption to service access in the earlier months of the COVID-19 Pandemic.Also Read  Relief for families as MOH revises Covid-19 burial protocols“Compared to the same period last year, a 2.34% was recorded, with a previous year count of 640,000 children falling to 625,000. In addition, there has been a severe decline in coverage of HPV Vaccine for 10-year old girls, which currently stands at 46%.” She noted Dr. Mwangangi called upon all parents and guardians to ensure that 10-year old girls have received two doses of HPV vaccine and infants complete their vaccination schedule, receiving two doses of measles rubella vaccine by the time they are 2 years old.Get breaking news on your Mobile as-it-happens. SMS ‘NEWS’ to 20153 Kenya through the Kenya Permanent Mission in Geneva is in consultations with the Global Umbrella Facility for the COVID Vaccine (COVAX), for the purposes of facilitating access to the vaccine.Speaking during the daily briefings on the status of COVID-19 in Kenya, Chief Administrative Secretary in the Ministry of Health Dr. Mercy Mwangangi also took time to encourage Kenyans to visit health facilities for immunization.She added that all vaccines in the schedule are available at all the health facilities countrywide.last_img read more

26 Aug

Rams’ Nickell Robey-Coleman received death threats after no-call in NFC championship

first_imgThis is starting to become more common than it should.Rams cornerback Nickell Robey-Coleman said he received death threats after he was not called for pass interference when he should have been in the final two minutes of the NFC championship game. Nickell Robey-Coleman says pass was tipped during controversial no-call play in Rams-Saints game Super Bowl 53: Nickell Robey-Coleman says Rams must ‘stick dagger’ in Patriots Robey-Coleman called the threats “weird,” but said he was never nervous about his or his family’s safety.center_img “I mean, it wasn’t anything that I really paid attention to,” he said, via ESPN. “I think it was just a fake page that was online by somebody that was probably bitter and didn’t like the call and they said something on Facebook or Instagram or something. But I ignored them and moved on.”The NFL admitted there should have been a foul called on the play, which ultimately forced New Orleans to kick a field goal, in those final two minutes of the fourth quarter. The Rams went on to tie the game and won it in overtime after the Saints turned the ball over on their first possession of the extra period. Related News “I didn’t worry about it that much,” he said. “Being in L.A., I’m pretty safe. I know my whereabouts and I feel like if I’m in a situation where I feel threatened or feel endangered, I’ll tell the organization.”Bears kicker Cody Parkey also said he received death threats after he missed the potentially game-winning field goal in Chicago’s wild-card round loss to the Eagles.The Rams will play the Patriots in Super Bowl 53 on Sunday at 6:30 p.m. ET in Atlanta. The game can be seen on CBS.last_img read more