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Volume 28, Supplement—December 2022
SUPPLEMENT ISSUE
Synopsis

Adopting World Health Organization Multimodal Infection Prevention and Control Strategies to Respond to COVID-19, Kenya

Daniel KimaniComments to Author , Linus Ndegwa1, Mercy Njeru1, Eveline Wesangula1, Frankline Mboya1, Catherine Macharia1, Julius Oliech1, Herman Weyenga1, George Owiso1, Kamau Irungu1, Ulzii-Orshikh Luvsansharav2, and Amy Herman-Roloff2
Author affiliations: US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Nairobi, Kenya (D. Kimani, L. Ndegwa, M. Njeru, F. Mboya, J. Oliech, H. Weyenga, A. Herman-Roloff); Ministry of Health, Nairobi (E. Wesangula, K. Irungu); US Department of Health and Human Services, Nairobi (C. Macharia); International Training and Education Center for Health, Nairobi (G. Owiso); Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, Georgia, USA (U.-O. Luvsansharav)

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Table 1

Infection prevention and control structures activated to respond to COVID-19 at various health system levels, Kenya, 2020*

Level Structure Membership and meeting frequency Function
National
National COVID-19 Response coordination task force Director general of health, departmental heads at MOH, WHO, CDC, and other key development partners. Met weekly during March–December 2020. Enhance coordination and leadership for COVID-19 prevention and control
National COVID-19 IPC committee Head of patient and healthcare worker unit and IPC team, WHO, CDC, Key IPC partners. Met weekly March–June 2020 then biweekly unti December 2020. National coordination and guidance of the IPC interventions, policy and technical leadership on IPC issues
National COVID-19 training and capacity building committee MOH and key training partners. Met weekly March–June 2020 then biweekly until December 2020. National coordination of all COVID-19–related trainings and other education initiatives
Resource mobilization committee
MOH and private sector players supporting PPE and IPC supplies. Met when needed.
Mobilizing resources necessary for IPC measures (PPE, IPC supplies)
County
County COVID-19 Response team County minister of health, county health director, departmental heads. Met weekly March–December 2020. Overall coordination of COVID-19 response at the county level
County COVID-19 IPC committee
County IPC coordinator, departmental heads. Met monthly or as needed.
Coordination of IPC activities in the county
Facility Facility-level IPC committee Multidisciplinary team. Met monthly or as needed. Implementation of COVID-19 IPC measures at facility level

*CDC, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention; IPC, infection prevention and control; MOH, Ministry of Health; PPE, personal protective equipment; WHO, World Health Organization.

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1These authors contributed equally to this article.

2These senior authors contributed equally to this article.

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