Over 500 nurses in Kwale are taking part in preventive health awareness activities targeting local communities as part of the International Nurses Week.
The campaign, supported through a partnership by Pwani Oil, Kenya Professional Nurses Association (KPNA), and Naivas Supermarkets, seeks to sensitize the rural communities in the county on disease prevention while supporting ongoing efforts to tame the Covid-19 pandemic.
“The initiative we are supporting in Kwale County is part of ongoing efforts by Pwani to support communities in addressing social and health threats while also recognizing the valuable role of frontline health workers like nurses,” said Pwani Oil Commercial Director Rajul Malde.
The initiative was launched at the Naivas Supermarkets branch at Ukunda on the International Nurses Day, Wednesday.
Some 530 nurses will be involved in the initiative across the four sub-counties of Matuga, Msambweni, Kinango and Lunga Lunga.
KPNA National Secretary Triza Ireri thanked Pwani Oil and Naivas for the support saying it will go a long way in helping address many of the health challenges facing especially poor rural communities in the coastal region.
Pwani Oil has been working closely with KPNA in promoting public awareness of disease prevention and enhancing the quality of health services, most notably in response to Covid-19.
Last year, the manufacturer through KPNA provided 122 handwashing kits and 70 cartons of soap for distribution to medical personnel in eleven counties to combat the coronavirus.