Ministry of Health in Kenya, in collaboration with the World Health Organization (WHO), has launched a five-day workshop in Nakuru.
The primary objective of this workshop is to formulate a comprehensive National Meningitis Elimination Plan that will position Kenya as a frontrunner in the East African response to the expanding African Meningitis Belt.
This initiative aligns with WHO’s ambitious “Framework to Defeat Meningitis in Africa by 2023,” aiming to pave the way for a meningitis-free continent by 2030.
Key focus areas of the plan include enhancing vaccine accessibility, implementing proactive prevention strategies, and effectively reducing mortality rates, marking a critical milestone in the fight against this devastating disease.
The Kenya and partnership underscores the global commitment to tackle meningitis head-on, setting a precedent for other nations in the region to follow suit.