KeHIA Digital Health Newsletter - March Issue

By KeHIA on March 31, 2021

KeHIA Digital Health Newsletter

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In This Issue:

  1. East Africa Covid-19 Dashboard 02
  2. Africa CDC Dashboard 03
  3. Covid-19 Vaccine 03
  4. Message from the Board 04

East Africa Covid-19 Dashboard

Below is statistical data on the COVID-19 cases from Africa and the 6 East African countries as displayed on the Africa CDC Dashboard ( and CommonHealth Data Map ( by East AfricaCommunity (EAC).

Africa CDC Dashboard

Covid-19 Vaccine Updates

Vaccines are a critical new tool in the battle against COVID-19 and it is hugely encouraging to see so many vaccines proving successful and going into development. Working as quickly as they can, scientists from across the world are collaborating and innovating to bring us tests, treatments and vaccines that will collectively save lives and end this pandemic.

Safe and effective vaccines will be a gamechanger: but for the foreseeable future we must continue wearing masks, physically distancing and avoiding crowds. Being vaccinated does not mean that we can throw caution to the wind and put ourselves and others at risk, particularly because it is still not clear the degree to which the vaccines can protect not only against disease but also against infection and transmission.

You can follow the status of COVID-19 Vaccines within WHO EUL/PQ evaluation process here.

Board's Note

The KeHIA Board wishes to thank all the contributors to this issue. The KDHN has a wide and rich readership including the Government of Kenya's COVID-19 ICT Advisory Committee and Line Ministries, Donors and Development Partners, Public Sector amongst others. While the Board is committed to support and promote the visibility of the digital health solutions presented in this Issue, it does not take responsibility for the content shared by the contributors. The Board continues to encourage you to share with us the amazing work you are doing with digital health interventions in supporting the delivery of quality healthcare.

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