Huawei is supporting Kenya medical experts to share experiences with counterparts in China on COVID-19 response.
Kenyan doctors and other health experts were able to use technology to share experiences with counterparts in China relating to the fight against the Coronavirus.
In a highly anticipated video conference on 18th March 2020, Cabinet Secretary Mutahi Kagwe and experts from the Ministry of Health exchanged views from Afya House with their counterparts in China to learn from their experiences in managing the response to the COVID-19 outbreak.
With video conference equipment supported by Huawei, this was the first time the Kenyan delegation held a video conference with the Chinese Ministry of Health and other experts who have been handling the Coronavirus in Wuhan. The Chinese doctors were able to speak one to one not only with the Kenya doctors, but also with those in about 20 other African countries.
The Cabinet Secretary remarked: “This is an extremely important step in terms of knowledge sharing 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 control.
Given the way the Chinese have been able to contain the virus in Wuhan, the sharing of knowledge thanks to technology is sure to benefit Kenya.