By Trudy Natabona

Cabinet Secretary Mutahi Kagwe and experts

from the Ministry of Health held a video

conference call from Afya House with their

counterparts in China to learn from their

experiences in managing the response to the

COVID-19 outbreak.

With videoconference equipment supported by

Huawei, this was the first time the Kenyan

delegation held a videoconference with the

Chinese Ministry of Health and other experts.

After the meeting, CS Kagwe said: “Today for

the first time, via a video conferencing capacity

which we have just installed today, our doctors

were able to carry out a video conference with

Chinese doctors, the ones who have been

handling the disease in Wuhan, we were able

today to talk on a one to one not only with the

Kenya doctors but also with about 20 countries.

We were in a video conference all of us with 20

African countries.”

He further added: “This is an extremely

important step in terms of knowledge share

and it gave us a tremendous amount of

knowledge which we believe will also go a long

way to assisting our people.”

Stone He, CEO of Huawei Kenya, said: “Huawei

is fully committed to supporting Kenya’s

response efforts.

I am delighted that the equipment was so

useful; it is a good example of how technology

can help with communications, collaboration

and coordination which are a critical part of the

response to the threat of COVD-19.”

The delegation in Kenya included more than 10

officials and experts.

The purpose was to share information on the

fight against the COVID-19 epidemic and

discuss the best approaches for prevention and


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