This is part of a partnership between the Foundation and Kenya Medical Practitioners, Pharmacists and Dentist Union to distribute PPEs to 7 counties at a cost of Kes.20million.
Health workers in Kiambu, Busia and Migori counties have received personal protective equipment worth KES 7.5 Million from the M-PESA Foundation as part of an ongoing effort to distribute PPE’s to 7 counties.
Each of the three counties received N95masks, gowns and googles which are essential items in the prevention of the spread of COVID-19 among health care workers.
“Being on the front line, health workers are at high risk of contracting COVID-19. This is why as M-PESA foundation, we partnered with KMPDU to supplement governments efforts in sufficiently equipping health workers with the necessary PPE’s as they work to save lives,” said Les Baillie, Executive Director, M-PESA Foundation.
So far, M-PESA Foundation has donated PPEs to Nairobi, Machakos, Kwale and Kilifi counties.
Safaricom’s other philanthropic arm, Safaricom Foundation recently installed sanitation booths in both Busia and Migori Counties to curb the spread of COVID-19 through the borders. The Foundation has also donated PPE’s to healthcare workers in Meru, Kajiado, Baringo, Uasin Gishu, Narok, Nakuru and Mombasa counties.