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Kenya, China eager to strengthen communicable disease control measures

The Changsha-Nairobi flight route has significantly increased interconnectivity between Kenya and China.

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Kenya and the People’s Republic of China have announced roll out of programme aimed at strengthening communicable disease control measures. This was revealed Thursday when officials from the Ministry of Health hosted a delegation of custom officers from Changsha in Nairobi.

Director of Administration at the State Department of Public Health and Professional Standards Adan Gedow Harakhe led the Kenyan team in the meeting.

The delegation, led by Mr. Yang Zhuo, Deputy Director General of Changsha Customs District, included the Director of Health Quarantine of Changsha Customs, the Director General of Changsha Huanghua Airport Customs, and the Deputy Director General of Changsha Huanghua Airport Customs.

“The team is on a weeklong visit to Kenya, facilitated by the Division of Port Health Services, to study the policies, procedures, and interventions Kenya has implemented to prevent the spread of communicable diseases across its borders,” the Ministry said in a statement

The Changsha-Nairobi flight route, Hunan’s first direct route to Africa, has significantly increased interconnectivity between Kenya and China.

During the meeting, discussions focused on strengthening cooperation between Jomo Kenyatta International Airport and Changsha Huanghua International Airport to enhance efforts in controlling the spread of communicable diseases between these key points of entry.

Also present at the meeting were the Director of the Directorate of Public Health and Sanitation and the Head of Port Health Services.

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