, NAIROBI, Kenya, Jun 12 – First Lady Margaret Kenyatta has called for increased partnership between the Government and the private sector in the provision of healthcare services to women and children.
The First Lady particularly noted that health facilities sponsored by
churches and Non-Governmental Organizations played an important role in
complementing the Government’s efforts of ensuring that Kenyans have
access to quality healthcare services.
The First Lady was speaking today at State House, Nairobi during a meeting
with Deloris Jordan of James R. Jordan Foundation International who
paid her a courtesy call.
During the meeting, Jordan briefed the First Lady on the progress her
foundation has made towards addressing the health needs of women and
children in the country.
She pointed out that the James R. Jordan Foundation has established a
women and children’s wellness centre, along the Thika Superhighway which
caters women and children from disadvantaged backgrounds.
The women and children’s wellness centre is fully equipped with a
forensics laboratory, a research training centre, paediatric care centre,
burns unit, a HIV/AIDS out-patient clinic and gender violence recovery
While appreciating the noble initiative by the foundation, the First Lady
observed that the project will go along way in improving the health of
women and children in the country.
Mrs. Jordan was accompanied by Sunita Nathoo, the Managing Director of
the Kenya Women and Children’s Wellness Centre.