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Ndoto Zetu’s Sh3 million boost in health, education

 Ndoto Zetu’s Sh3 million boost in health, education

Pavince Anyango Opondo, Customer Experience Executive, Safaricom PLC (left) handing over new medical equipment offered under Safaricom Foundation’s Ndoto Zetu initiative to Grace Wangechi (centre) the Nursing Officer In Charge, Munyu Health Centre, and Hilary Mwangi, the facility’s Clinical Officer, in Kiambu County.

Safaricom Foundation, through its Ndoto Zetu initiative, has equipped two health centres and one secondary school clinic in Kiambu and Kajiado counties.

In Kajiado County, Kitengela sub-County Hospital received a fully equipped newborn unit to improve the infant mortality rate and boost its capacity for early detection of challenges in infants.

In Kiambu County, Munyu Health Centre received medical equipment, which will bring maternity services closer to the community and will see the maternity wing better able to handle emergencies.

The centre got delivery beds, examination couches, examination lamps and hospital beds. Salvation Army Joytown Secondary School in Thika received hospital beds and lab equipment, which will ensure the school has the capacity to handle medical cases without needing to send learners home.

“Health is a major priority for Ndoto Zetu, and we aim to increase access to quality reproductive, maternal, neonatal, child and adolescent health services in Kenya. As a Foundation, we are also working to increase awareness about non-communicable diseases to prevent premature deaths,” said Joseph Ogutu, Chairman, Safaricom Foundation.

Ndoto Zetu is Safaricom Foundation’s flagship philanthropic initiative, which calls on Kenyans to partner with the Foundation to actualise their community’s dreams and aspirations.

By May Safaricom Foundation plans to commission over 400 Ndoto Zetu projects in health, education, and economic empowerment worth Kes100 million, which target two million beneficiaries.

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