Safaricom Foundation Equips health centers to boost maternal and neo-natal services
Safaricom Foundation, through its Ndoto Zetu initiative, has equipped four health centers in Uasin Gishu and Taita Taveta counties in a bid to boost the delivery of Maternal and Neo-Natal health care. In Uasin Gishu County, Chepkero Dispensary received hospital beds to increase its capacity for in-patient maternal health services.
In Taita Taveta County, Ghazi Dispensary in Voi, Wesu sub-County Hospital, and Werugha Health Centre in Wundanyi received modern delivery beds and pre-natal equipment, which will bring maternity services closer to the community. The pre-natal units were equipped with incubators, heaters, and phototherapy units to provide medical support to preterm infants.
“Health is a major priority of the Ndoto Zetu initiative, which aims to empower communities. We have now started commissioning health projects in this latest phase in response to the proposals we received from Kenyans. Maternal health is a key area where we need to boost the capacities of facilities and health workers to improve service delivery. Our long-term vision as a Foundation is to reduce maternal and infant mortality to near zero,” said Joe Ogutu, Chairman, Safaricom Foundation.
The KES 2 million investment in the projects has ensured that the health centers are well-equipped to handle medical emergencies. Ndoto Zetu is Safaricom Foundation’s flagship philanthropic initiative, which calls on Kenyans to partner with the Foundation to actualize their community’s dreams and aspirations.
Over the next three months, Safaricom Foundation will commission over 400 Ndoto Zetu projects targeting two million beneficiaries in health, education, and economic empowerment worth KES 100 million.