Taita/Taveta receives first Mobile Clinic

July 30, 2014 6:07 am

She also noted with appreciation the ongoing expansion of health facilities in all counties, saying with such efforts, Kenyan mothers are assured of maternity care that ensures safe delivery of babies.

The First Lady assured Kenyans that she will continue partnering with all stakeholders to deliver the promise to stop new HIV infections among children and to keep mothers alive.

The mobile clinic initiative is in line with the First Lady’s campaign to promote maternal, new born and child health countrywide.

Cabinet Secretary for Health James Macharia said his ministry will sign a memorandum of understanding with the county governments to ensure that the mobile clinics are properly maintained and continue giving services for the benefit of all Kenyans.

Governor John Mruttu, Women Members of parliament who included Joyce Lay, Dr Naomi Shaban of Taveta, Peris Tobiko of Kajiado East and Alice Wahome of Kandara constituency said they fully support the First Lady’s initiative aimed at reducing maternal and child mortality in the country.

Through her ‘Beyond Zero’ campaign the First Lady has been mobilizing resources to provide at least one mobile clinic to each of the 47 counties.

The mobile clinics are intended to complement existing initiatives to improve access and quality of health care to lower maternal and infant mortality rate as the country gears up to attain the Millennium Development Goals deadline next year.

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