Kenya’s Response to COVID-19: A Conversation with Dr. Wangeci Kagucia

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With the enormous strain COVID-19 is placing on health systems, disease surveillance has been challenging but ever more essential. Countries needed to continue monitoring for vaccine-preventable diseases while also launching new surveillance activities for COVID-19. Kenya, which has fortunately seen lower COVID-19 case counts to date than other African countries, got a running start on COVID-19 surveillance thanks to leadership from epidemiologists like Wangeci Kagucia, PhD, a Research Fellow in the Epidemiology and Demography Department at the KEMRI-Wellcome Trust Research Programme in Kilifi.

Read more from Dr Kagucia's conversation with Maria Deloria Knoll, PhD, IVAC’s Director of Epidemiology here.