In an effort to prevent the spread of the Coronavirus in the Kenyan prisons, LVCT Health donated various protective and preventive equipment. The donations were delivered at the prisons headquarter in Nairobi and received by the Commissioner-General of Prison Service, Wycliffe O. Ogallo, and other senior officers.
Commissioner Ogallo was grateful for the donation, which he said were timely and would help in the prevention of the spread of the Coronavirus, which had already found its way into some prisons.
The donations included face masks, face shields, temperature measuring equipment, and sewing machines. The equipment will be distributed across the country in all penal institutions. The sewing machines will ensure that the institutions can make their own Coronavirus prevention masks and distribute them.
This donation was made possible through the LVCT Health prisons project, which is funded by PEPFAR through the Centre for Disease Control in Kenya.
LVCT Health will be working in the Kenyan Prisons in the next five years, to consolidate efforts towards HIV and TB epidemic control through provision of HIV and TB Services, capacity and health systems strengthening through the STAR project funded by PEPFAR through CDC-Kenya