World Vision Partners with Lake Region Economic Block to Spur Fight Against COVID-19

World Vision Kenya (WVK) and the Lake Region Economic Bloc (LREB) have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) that will enable them to join forces in the fight against COVID-19.

The two partners will work together to support the deceleration of COVID-19 infections. They will also undertake capacity building and resource mobilisation to reduce the socio-economic effects of the coronavirus disease pandemic among LREB member counties (Bungoma, Busia, Homa Bay, Kakamega,Kisii, Kisumu, Migori, Nyamira, Siaya,Trans Nzoia, Kericho,Bomet, Nandi and Vihiga)in Kenya.

The main signatories in the agreement were Lilian Dodzo (World Vision Kenya National Director),  Governor Wyclyffe Oparanya (LREB Chair) and   Abala Wangaa (LREB Chief Executive Officer).

Lilian Dodzo, National Director, World Vision Kenya. ©World Vision Photo
Lilian Dodzo, National Director, World Vision Kenya. ©World Vision Photo


The MoU signing was witnessed by the County Executive Committee (CEC) members in charge of Health - Ruth Koech and Sarah Omachi  - from Nandi and Kisii respectively.

Lilian assured LREB of  world Vision Kenya's full support and  interest in working with the body to achieve greater results.

"I believe this partnership will strengthen our ability to fight COVID-19 and also address child protection issues in the region," she said. 

Wanga appreciated World Vision for the bold step the organisation has taken to mitigate the spread of the coronavirus disease among communities.

The partnership between the two entities will go a long way in empowering communities to embrace COVID-19 prevention measures such as mask wearing, handwashing with soap and social distancing.