Homa Bay hospital gets medical equipment

Written By: Reporting by PSCU, Editing by Rose Welimo

Homa Bay

Expectant women from Homa Bay County have been advised to make frequent visits to the Hospitals in order to minimize complications during child birth.

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First Lady Margaret  Kenyatta  said this during her tour of Homa-bay  county where she  donated  an  ultrasound  machine  to the  Homa-bay County referral Hospital.

Mrs. Kenyatta noted that majority of women from the region still prefer traditional birth attendants   who may not help much   during child birth.

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She said that maternal and child mortalities can only be tackled at the health   facilities where   health experts can advise women accordingly.

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Mrs. Kenyatta also encouraged   women to form small groups they can educate each other on family issues.

National health statistics have placed Homa bay   among the top counties   with the highest maternal and child mortalities rates. The county has 250 deaths per 1000 live   births.

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Beyond Zero campaign

The Beyond Zero campaign is an initiative by First Lady that was initiated to aid in the health problems of mothers, neo-nates, children and adolescents from across the country.

BZ Foundation was launched in January 2014 to partner with the government in reducing maternal and child mortality.

The program is part of the initiatives outlined in the First Lady’s strategic framework towards HIV control, promotion of maternal, new born and child health in Kenya.

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To-date the campaign has generated momentum towards community health actions as well as complementing county health actions to accelerate the reduction of maternal and new-born deaths.

The initiative has also distributed 47 fully-kitted mobile clinics across the country to compliment respective county efforts towards access to health services especially among marginalized and under-served populations including women, girls and children.




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