Back to overview,Home naval-today Pyotr Veliky Leads Russian Task Force in Mediterranean Pyotr Veliky Leads Russian Task Force in Mediterranean Pyotr Veliky, the Russian Northern Fleet’s (NF) nuclear-powered missile cruiser, took over the lead role of a task force in the Mediterranean from yesterday, according to RIA Novosti.Officials report that the HQ’s was transferred to the ship from the Black Sea Fleet’s missile cruiser Moskva, which completed its mission in the Mediterranean on Sunday.Petr Velikiy is a heavy nuclear-powered missile cruiser (TARKR), the fourth Kirov class battlecruiser of the Russian Navy.Although the ship is not a battlecruiser by the traditional definition of the type, but a missile cruiser, her size has given her the unofficial designation of a battlecruiser.The Russian standing task force in the Mediterranean counts:• Missile cruiser (Varyag)• Smetlivy Frigate• Several large amphibious landing ships• Two reconnaissance ships.The presence of Russian ships in the Mediterranean Sea is to protect its interests in the region, as explained by Russian defense leaders.[mappress]Naval Today Staff, November 12, 2013 November 12, 2013 Share this article
“ 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.