COVID-19: Quality and safety of hand sanitizers considerations

Hand sanitizers are one of the key tools being utilized to control the spread of the novel SARS-CoV-2 (coronavirus).  The principle component and active ingredient of hand sanitizers that are recommended for coronaviruses is alcohol at a concentration of at least 60% (v/v).  The two formulations developed by the World Health Organization (WHO) are based on either ethanol or isopropyl alcohol.   The WHO formulas also include hydrogen peroxide and glycerin as a humectant.  Commercial hand sanitizers may contain other additives such as polymeric thickeners (e.g., Carbomer), f

VIDEO: UoN staff rally up in fight against COVID-19

The University greatly appreciates the efforts by staff and students from the College of Health Sciences for their continued dedicated service to help end the COVID-19 pandemic.
Their efforts can not go unnoticed following the Ministry of Health announcement about the recovery of two patients who had contracted the disease. 
The two, Ivy Brenda  Cherotich and Brian Orinda had been quarantined for 23 days at Mbagathi Hospital.

Hand sanitisers: Government manufacturing will be useful for rapid short-term mass production and distribution

With the emergence of the SARS-CoV-2 virus, commonly referred to as the coronavirus, hand sanitisers have gone from being niche products to one of the most widely discussed means by which to control the spread of the virus.

Although soap and water are the gold standards for handwashing to reduce the risk of contracting or transmitting coronaviruses, hand sanitisers provide an alternative when the former are not available or unsuitable.

General information about COVID-19

Corona Virus Disease 2019 (COVID19) is a new respiratory illness that can easily be spread from person to person.
COVID-19 is spread through contact with droplets produced by a person who is sneezing or coughing or contaminated surfaces or objects.
COVID-19 can cause severe symptoms like fever, cough, headache, body aches and difficulty in breathing.
COVID-19 is preventable through;

Washing your hands with soap and running water or using an alcohol based hand sanitizer,

Maintain social distancing and keep COViD-19 at bay

There is need for Kenyans to adjust how they live or work to ensure social distancing is maintained in the wake of coronavirus disease (COViD-19) outbreak.
Already Kenya has 28 confirmed cases of COViD-19 as of 25th March, 2020. When the first confirmed COViD-19 case was reported in Kenya, the the government announced measures to fight the disease and the measures have been continously been reviewed to help stop the spread of the disease.

Coronavirus: UoN researchers join global search for vaccine

Researchers from the University of Nairobi (UoN) have joined the world in search for a coronavirus (covid-19) vaccine as countries grapple with the pandemic.

The disease has so far killed more than 14,500 people globally with 340,066 confirmed cases in 192 countries and territories.

UoN hosts forum to enlighten the masses on coronavirus

A team of experts from the University of Nairobi held a public forum to enlighten the masses on the deadly coronavirus that has killed 4,900 and infected 132,000 people globally.

The experts drawn from different fields reiterated the need for personal hygiene to stay protected from the new coronavirus that was declared a pandemic by the World Health Organization (WHO).

The coronavirus vaccine, how soon will it be developed?

Scientists are working around the clock to develop a vaccine for the new coronavirus that has spread to almost all continents across the world and killed more than 4,000 people.

Dr. Marianne Mureithi, a lead research scientist at KAVI-ICR, projects a period of 12 to 18 months for scientists to develop a vaccine for the virus.