Nairobi, 04 August, 2021 / 8:30 pm (ACI Africa).
Catholic Sisters in Kenya have launched a six-month COVID-19 prevention and vaccine awareness campaign in view of encouraging community members to “get vaccinated and embrace other preventive measures” against the pandemic.
The Tuesday, August 3 virtual event organized by Association of Sisterhoods of Kenya (AOSK) is set to involve dozens of health facilities, which Catholic Sisters in Kenya manage, benefiting some 1,500 health care workers.
In a Press Release shared with ACI Africa following the August 3 virtual session that introduced the six-month initiative to the administrators of the targeted health facilities, AOSK leadership highlights the nature of the awareness campaign, which is being realized through a partnership with a U.S.-based Foundation.
“Through funding from the Hilton Foundation, 80 sister-run health facilities spread across the country will participate in this campaign with the goal to ensure Catholic Nuns champion for the realization of a COVID-19 free nation,” AOSK officials say about the advocacy initiative that “is expected to reach approximately 5 million community members with COVID-19 and vaccine information through various interventions.”
They add, “Approximately 1,500 front line health workers (including Sisters) will benefit from various training to build their capacity and knowledge on COVID-19 during the campaign period running from July and December 2021.”