Kajiado county ministry of health today benefited with equipment’s from Red Cross worth 12 million through the 10th Hiv Global Fund grant to Kenya, on behalf of the county government procured maternity and obstetric care equipment’s that will be distributed across the county.
The equipment will support the provision of high quality, essential maternal and obstetric services in health facilities. The global fund is a boost to Kenya’s effort to accelerate the reduction of maternal, newborn, morbidity and mortality. In Kajiado County a total number of 575 items to be distributed to the 15 health facilities that have been selected.
Speaking during the official flagging of the equipment’s, Red Cross regional manager of lower southern region Michael Yebei said they aim in improving mother – child health care.
“ We have come to deliver medical equipment worth 12 million to the county ministry of health where will spread them across the county selected facilities that have been selected like loitoktok, Namanga , Kajiado, Ngong and many others. This equipment’s will help mother – child health care improve in Kajiado.” Said Yebei
Kajiado first lady Mrs. Josephine Nkedianye thanked Red Cross for supporting health care in Kajiado. “We are happy that Red Cross have partnered with county government of Kajiado to improve health services in our hospitals. These donations will go a long way to reduce the amount of money the county government would have put in place for the equipment’s. A lot of women and children will benefit from good maternity and attain social development.”
Kajiado county officer of health Fridah Ntinyari assured the organizations that the county government will work with all Ngo’s to better the health sector. “We urge other NGOs to partner and support us because the money allocated during the budget may not be enough to care for all the needs but with stakeholders we will better the health services in our county.”
Kajiado County was among the 27 counties that has benefited from the donation.