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Safaricom Foundation injects Sh3.6m into construction of Kiambu Health facility

NAIROBI, Kenya, Sept 1 – Safaricom Foundation has injected Kshs 3.6 million into the renovation of an outpatient wing for maternity services at Rironi Health Centre in Kiambu county.

The initiative is part of the Foundation’s program to increase access to quality maternal and child health services in the country.

The facility which will be equipped by the Kiambu County Government will be able to attend to more than one hundred and fifty patients per day.

Safaricom Foundation trustee, Githinji Gitahi, who spoke during the official opening of the facility, affirmed the firm’s role to financially facilitate county health facilities in order to improve the delivery of services.

“We are proud of this partnership, we look forward to many more and to ensure healthy mother and child relationships and ultimately contribute to the wealth of Kiambu County,” he said.

Gitahi noted that the firm will continue to engage in partnerships with other county Governments across the country.

Kiambu Governor James Nyoro, on his part, expressed gratitude to the Foundation saying it will benefit the community and especially mothers who will easily access maternity services.

“We are very proud of the partnership in reaching out to this community by converting what was merely a dispensary to a health centre, ” the Governor said.

In 2018, Safaricom Foundation launched its Maternal, Neonatal, and Child Health Program and has invested in several Counties addressing areas where there is the highest need.

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