The Chinese government, through the ministry of science and technology, on Wednesday donated four modular container clinics to the Kenyan ministry of health to boost response to killer diseases in underserved Kenyan regions.
Developed by an institute under the Chinese Academy of Sciences, the state-of-the-art mobile clinics will deliver advanced health care services to disadvantaged communities in Kenya.
Speaking at the handover ceremony of the mobile health facilities in Nairobi, the Economic Counselor at the Chinese Embassy in Kenya, Guo Ce, said that Sino-Kenya bilateral cooperation in healthcare delivery had reached a critical milestone.
"The modular container clinic project is an important step under the program for healthcare science and technology," Guo remarked, adding that customized mobile containers could be a respite to healthcare delivery challenges in remote parts of Kenya.
The mobile clinics are assembled using modern Chinese technology and their design is sensitive to the local environment in Kenya.
These facilities, which will be operational from February next year, will offer convenient screening and treatment of fatal ailments that blights communities in marginalized areas.
Guo said the donation of container modular clinics reaffirmed China's commitment to helping African countries improve health care services against a backdrop of a rising burden of infections and lifestyle diseases.
Errol King, Director of Synergy Innovations Limited that has partnered with the Chinese to implement the modular container clinic project in Kenya, said the project will offer durable solution to the country's endemic health care provision challenges.