Mastercard Foundation Public Awareness Campaign: Fostering Community Public Health Champions

1. COVID-19 is no longer a global health emergency, but it is still with us.
● To protect yourself from COVID-19, and several other health conditions, remember to:

● Cover your mouth when you cough.
● Wash your hands often.
● Avoid touching your face.
● Practice social distancing where possible.
● Get vaccinated.

Professor Jaoko Featured in The Star

Member of the Department Prof. Walter Jaoko was featured on The Star where he spoke on why the COVID-19 Omicron variant may actually be a good news.

He highlighted how the variant did not as appear to be as lethal as Delta but aired on the side of caution due to current unknowns. The full article can be read here

Omicron Variant: What Do We Know?

Member of the Department and Director of KAVI-Institute of Clinical Research Prof. Walter Jaoko gave a press briefing on the 7th of December 2021 in regards to the COVID-19 Omicron variant as seen on the African Science Media Centre YouTube Page.

In this briefing, Professor Jaoko gave an overview of COVID-19, the variants of concern including the recently discovered Omicron variant.

Department Chair Speaks at the Its Up To Us Public Awareness Webinar

Department Chair Dr. Marianne Mureithi spoke at the Its Up To Us Public Awareness Webinar whose aim is to enable teachers on the African Continent to be prepared to perform their roles as leaders

This COVID-19 Webinar arranged by African Union, African CDC, MasterCard Foundation, Shule Africa and Global Peace Foundation