In May of this year, the Chancellor of the Order of St. John met with Malteser International (Kenya) to exchange ideas on how they, together with the Order of Malta, could pool their efforts in supporting First Aid Trainings for the much needed Emergency First Responders such as healthcare and community health workers, the fire department, police, ambulance drivers, medical technicians and motorbike riders.
On this occasion, the Chancellor was able to pay a visit to the Comprehensive Care Clinic and Tuberculosis Unit at Nairobi Remand Prison (which also serves the general public in that area) and the Call & Dispatch Centre for the Nairobi Metropolitan Services Ambulances supported by Malteser International.
Discussions were also held on how to improve the general emergency response capacity and preparedness of Kenya to manage disasters and disease outbreaks.
At the end of the technical visit, a lunch was organized at the Residence of the Order for the members of the Order of St. John and Malteser International. It was a befitting opportunity to expand on the possibility of greater cooperation between the organizations concerned, reconfirming and consolidating further the cordial and fruitful relations that already exist.