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Pumwani hospital to launch first human milk bank

The initiative will help babies who cannot get breast milk from their mothers for reasons such as death, poor health or absence/FILE

NAIROBI, Kenya, Mar 29 – The Pumwani Maternity Hospital is on Friday set to launch a human milk bank, expected to be a first of its kind in the country.

The initiative will help babies who cannot get breast milk from their mothers for reasons such as death, poor health or absence.

The bank is a joint initiative by the Ministry of Health and PATH, a US-based nonprofit health organization.

The milk bank aims to help orphaned and malnourished babies get the nutrients essential to healthy development.

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