Health Cabinet Secretary Mutahi Kagwe and other health experts recently held a video conference call from Afya House with their counterparts in China to share experiences relating to the fight against the Coronavirus.
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.
“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.” the CS 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.” Stone He, Huawei Kenya, CEO said.
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.
Huawei in collaboration with Delloite recently also released a report on how 5G can enhance the effectiveness of pandemic prevention and treatment, and drive the digital transformation of healthcare systems in response to major public emergencies, such as the current coronavirus pandemic.
During the outbreak in China, telecommunications operators collaborated with Huawei to rapidly set up a specific 5G network dedicated to coronavirus treatment hospitals.
The white paper analyses examples of COVID-19 control and treatment measures in China and identified challenges that face epidemic management in terms of monitoring, quarantine and treatment.