Safaricom donates sh.45m in aid of maternal care

Safaricom has donated sh.45 million to be used to upgrade equipment in two health facilities in Samburu County.

Speaking at Suguta Marmar Tuesday, during the launch of Uzazi Salama maternal and new born healthcare facility, M-pesa Foundation Director Mr. Les Baillie said that 44,000 people will benefit from the upgrade project of Suguta Marmar and Barsaloi health centers. Mothers and babies will be direct benefitiaries.

“Apart from the general public, the M-Pesa Foundation aims at improving maternal healthcare in the region, and this is a bold step towards achieving our goal,” he said.

Baillie disclosed that the foundation will also train health workers in the two health centers to ensure that they are well versed on health matters.

He further disclosed that Safaricom will support 56 other health facilities in the county to reduce maternal mortality rate by 95 per cent.

Area governor Moses Lenolkulal welcomed the donation, adding that maternal healthcare is one of major agendas in his administration.

He appealed to other donors to chip in and improve healthcare in the county.

Source: Kenya News Agency