Murang’a County Receives Health Infrastructure Support from Safaricom Foundation

Safaricom Head of Talent Management & HR Shared Services, Peter Njioka, with, Safaricom Foundation, Principal Operations Officer, Eunice Kibathi (right), Murang’a County Women Representative, Hon. Sabina Chege, and Sister Catherine Lee (In Charge of Don Bosco, Makuyu dispensary), as they sample some equipment inside the antenatal room, moments after the official handover by Safaricom Foundation.

The Foundation donated PPEs to the County and medical equipment to two health centres at a cost of KES 3 million

 Safaricom Foundation has handed over personal protective equipment (PPEs) on 25th August 2020, worth KES 1.5 million to health workers in Murang’a County in support of the fight against COVID-19.

The Foundation also supported the construction of an examination and antenatal room at Don Bosco dispensary in Makuyu at a cost of KES 1 million to boost maternal health care in the region. In addition, Ndakaini Dispensary received medical equipment worth KES 500, 000 under Safaricom Foundation’s Ndoto Zetu initiative. The equipment include thermal guns, a blood pressure machine and nebulizer for asthmatic patients.

“We have seen COVID-19 spreading in the counties and the health workers who we rely on should be protected from infection while serving the public. That is why we have donated PPEs to more than 15 counties and we continue to identify where there is a need. We are also focusing on improving service delivery in maternal healthcare which is one of our key focus areas,” said Joseph Ogutu, Chairman, Safaricom Foundation.

Murang’a County is among the 12 counties that have so far benefitted from Safaricom Foundation’s Ndoto Zetu initiative which is in its second phase.