Since the first case of COVID-19 was confirmed in Kenya, PS Kenya has put in place a number of initiatives that could be leveraged on to support the fight against the Covid-19 disease. The Tunza social franchise network, is one great resource, working with over 400 franchised private facilities, where it focuses on building the capacity of providers to offer quality health services. Additionally, under the UKAID funded project – DESIP, PS Kenya supports both private and public facilities in 19 counties to increase access to quality family planning services. In the wake of COVID-19, PS Kenya has expanded its support to respond to this urgent need through a blended approach targeting both health providers and the consumers.
Coronavirus disease (COVID-19) is an infectious disease caused by a newly discovered coronavirus. Most people infected with the COVID-19 virus will experience mild to moderate respiratory illness and recover without requiring special treatment. Older people, and those with underlying medical problems like cardiovascular disease, diabetes, chronic respiratory disease, and cancer are more likely to develop serious illness.
The best way to prevent and slow down transmission is to be well informed about the COVID-19 virus, the disease it causes, and how it spreads. Protect yourself and others from infection by washing your hands or using an alcohol based rub frequently and not touching your face
The COVID-19 virus spreads primarily through droplets of saliva or discharge from the nose when an infected person coughs or sneezes, so it’s important that you also practice respiratory etiquette (for example, by coughing into a flexed elbow).
At this time, there are no specific vaccines or treatments for COVID-19. However, there are many ongoing clinical trials evaluating potential treatments. WHO will continue to provide updated information as soon as clinical findings become available.