MPESA Foundation invests KES 5 million in education and health projects in Baringo County

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Residents of Marigat in Baringo County are set to access improved access to specialist healthcare after the MPESA Foundation handed over a telemedicine facility at the Marigat Catholic Mission Health Centre as part of itsĀ Daktari SmartĀ program.

The telemedicine facility, worth KES 4 million, will enable healthcare workers at the facility to place electronic medical devices such as a stethoscope or vital signs monitor on the patient, with a specialist at Gertrudeā€™s Childrenā€™s Hospital in Muthaiga, Nairobi, able to see the patient, interpret the data and provide specialist care in real-time.

ā€œWe are glad to partner with the County Government of Baringo and Gertrudeā€™s Hospital Foundation, to enhance access to health in the county. This facility adds to the one at Chemolingot Sub-County Hospital, which has already enabled more than 400 people to access highly specialized care since its launch in December 2021,ā€ said Nicholas Ngā€™angā€™a, Chairman, of MPESA Foundation.

Meanwhile, children with disabilities at Marigat Special School will now have access to a conducive learning environment after the M-PESA Foundation handed over a newly constructed and furnished classroom worth KES 1.3 million.

The project is part of the Foundationā€™s Wezesha Elimu Programme, which is delivered in partnership with Christian Blind Mission (CBM) Kenya and CURE Kenya Hospital. It seeks to empower children with disabilities to access education through the provision of corrective surgeries and infrastructure support to schools.

MPESA Foundation launchedĀ Daktari SmartĀ in 2021, in partnership with Gertrudeā€™s Hospital Foundation. The three-year program seeks to leverage telemedicine to provide specialist care to more than 32,000 children in Baringo, Homa Bay, Lamu, and Samburu Counties.

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