Fighting Coronavirus disease on the ground at Ongata Rongai – suburb of Nairobi – the outbreak location in Kenya

Fighting Coronavirus disease on the ground at Ongata Rongai – suburb of Nairobi – the outbreak location in Kenya

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From Dr. Richard Wangombe – Ongata Rongai, Nairobi Kenya

Dr. Richard is working at his private clinic and surrounding slum areas. He has done a wonderful job of preparing people in his neighborhood on the spread of the coronavirus infection. He and his helpers have shown street people how to carefully wash hands and taught them about precocious measures to avoid infection in daily life. Dr. Richard is well known in his area, supports our orphanage for many years selflessly and has become a real friend. For him and his wife working on the ground they now need any support possible. 

As Dr. Richard himself reports: “This was a forum that our hospital had to sensitize street family about Covid-19, demonstrated how to wash hands.”

Note: Dr. Richards small clinic is about 1.5 km away from the first ever discovered corona-infected case of a young woman in Kenya. She as a traveller obviously brought the disease into Kenya first. As she was living together with others in a small place she is considered to have past it on to the first other 6 cases. All of them in Ongata Rongai. Meantime (status quo, 23rd March 2020) 8 more cases have been reported by yesterday. Since nearly no african country on the pan-african continent is absolutely well prepared to fight an upcoming pandemia because of lack of insurance of most citizen as well as lack of very well equipped clinics like in Europe measures of prevention and quarantine must be taken very very serious right now and are of highest importance. So Dr. Richard and other colleagues on the ground have deserved our highest respect and best support possible in any potential way.


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