14 health facilities in 8 counties receive equipment worth Ksh 5.7M

Fourteen health facilities across the country have received new equipment worth Ksh 5.7 million from the Safaricom Foundation’s Ndoto Zetu initiative.

In Nyamira County, Nyangweta Health Centre received a haemoglobin machine while Esianya Dispensary has a new oxygen concentrator and centrifuge machine.

Katito Hospital and Andingo Opanga Health Centre in Kisumu are the beneficiaries of a haemoglobin machine and an equipped maternity wing respectively.

From the Coast, Manoa Dispensary in Taita Taveta received delivery beds, baby warmers and medicine trolleys while Kwale’s Mazeras Health Centre now has new maternity beds and delivery coaches.

“Safaricom Foundation is happy to be actualising the dreams of Kenyans who submitted their requests through our Ndoto Zetu initiative. We have prioritised health projects because we know that given the current COVID-19 pandemic, it is crucial that our health centres have adequate infrastructure and equipment,” said Joseph Ogutu, Chairman, Safaricom Foundation.

In Nakuru, Mangu Health Centre received maternity equipment with Molo South and Losibil dispensaries receiving blood pressure machines and an outpatient facility respectively.

“Ndoto Zetu which is now in its second phase is part of our philanthropic partnerships that aims to support Kenyans who are keen to make an impact in their communities through social investments”, said Ogutu.

Other health facilities that have benefited from the initiative so far include Nyeri hospice with ward beds and oncology chairs and Nyeri’s Purity Elderly Care Foundation which received wheelchairs, adult diapers, walking sticks, walking frames and portable toilets.

Gakimbi Health Centre in Meru have also benefitted from maternity equipment and Geetha Health Dispensary in Tharaka – Nithi also received medical equipment.

In Kiambu, Early Milestones Interventions and Development Centre also received therapy equipment.

Last year, Ndoto Zetu impacted over 50,000 people through 300 projects across 40 counties.

Full List of Beneficiaries and Amounts

Nyanza

  • Full haemoglobin Machine to Katito Sub-County Laboratory Hospital, Kisumu County funded at a cost of Ksh 400,000.00
  • Haemoglobin Machine to Nyangweta Health Centre, Nyamira County funded at a cost of Ksh 400,000.00
  • Oxygen Concentrator and Centrifuge Machine to Esianya Dispensary, Nyamira County funded at a cost of Ksh 400,000.00
  • Equipped Maternity Wing to Andingo Opanga Health Centre, Kisumu County funded at a cost of Ksh 400,000.00

Coast

  • Delivery beds, baby warmers, Medicine Trolley and TV Set to Manoa  Dispensary, Taita Taveta County funded at a cost of Ksh 900,000.00
  • Maternity beds, beddings and delivery coaches to Mazeras Health Centre, Kwale County funded at a cost of Ksh 400,000.00

 Rift

  • Maternity Equipment to Mang’u Health Centre, Nakuru County funded at a cost of Ksh 500,000.
  • Blood Pressure Machines, Weighing Scales and Electric sterilizers to Molo South Dispensary, Nakuru County funded at a cost of Ksh 158,000.00
  • Outpatient Facility to Losibil  Dispensary, Nakuru County funded at a cost of Ksh 245,000.00

Mt Kenya

  • Ward beds and Oncology Chairs  to Nyeri Hospice Organization, Nyeri County funded at a cost of Ksh 500,000.00
  • Wheel Chairs, Adult diapers, Walking Sticks, Walking Frames and Portable Toilets to Purity Elderly Care Foundation, Nyeri County funded at a cost of Ksh 460,000.00
  • Maternity Equipment to Gakimbi Health Centre, Meru County funded at a cost of Ksh 500,000.00
  • Basic Medical Equipment to  Gaketha Health Dispensary, Tharaka – Nithi County funded at a cost of Ksh 500,000.00
  • Therapy equipment to Early Milestones Interventions and Development Centre on Wednesday funded at a cost Ksh 200,000.00
  

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