Gavi, a Geneva based global health organisation that improves access to vaccines, has today given Kenya a Sh 56 billion grant to battle corona virus.
Health Cabinet Secretary, Mutahi Kagwe said Sh 50 billion will be in form of vaccines and Sh 6 billion in cash meant for child health.
In April, short-form video platform, TikTok, announced that it will be donating Sh 1billion (US$10 million) to Gavi, the Vaccine Alliance, which will go towards supporting efforts for both routine vaccinations against existing infectious diseases in Africa, as well as future deployment of COVID-19 vaccines.
The contribution will be matched by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation through its support to the Gavi Matching Fund, a public-private funding mechanism designed to incentivise private sector investments in immunisation.
The two organisations donations to support the continent was valued at Sh 2 Billion (US$ 20 million).
Today Kenya confirmed 124 new positive corona virus cases after testing a sample of 2,640. Total cases now stand at 2,340, New recoveries(39) bringing total recoveries to 592, a recovery rate of 25.3 percent.
Death toll stands at 78 with a fatality rate: of 3.3 percent. Closed cases stands at 670 with active cases being 1,670. Total cumulative tests has risen to 87,698.