More than 1,200 women will easily access maternal health services after the County Government of Baringo and Safaricom Foundation revamped and equipped a maternity wing at Mugurin Dispensary at KES 3.2 million.
The dispensary received oxygen equipment, delivery and recovery beds, baby weighing scales and blood pressure machines as part of the maternity equipment. The renovated maternity wing has now increased its capacity allowing more mothers access to maternity care.
“It is fulfilling to see many more women being able to receive maternity care as part of our partnership with the County Government of Baringo. We hope to reduce the infant and maternal mortality rates to near zero through fruitful partnerships and engagements with the community”, Said Joe Ogutu, Chairman, Safaricom Foundation.
The investment is part of Safaricom Foundation’s maternal health programme that was launched in Baringo in January 2020 and has so far seen Barwessa Health Centre, Chemolingot Sub-County Hospital and Baringo Referral Hospital equipped, constructed or renovated at a cost of KES 30million.