Safaricom Foundation, through its Ndoto Zetu Initiative, has donated various medical equipment to St.Mary’s hospital and Mary Rice Centre in Kibra.
St. Mary’s hospital which was facing difficulties in attending to patients in a catchment area of 2,000 received incubators, ultrasound machines, delivery beds, hospital beds, microscope, sanction pumps, waiting room chairs, and shelves all worth KES 500,000.
Before the donation of hospital equipment by the Safaricom Foundation, the clinic was using a Jua-Kali consultation bed, which was a bit high for patients to get on; hence was uncomfortable
Mary Rice Centre Kenya, which takes care of 80 children living with disabilities in Kibra, received therapy equipment valued at KES 300,000.
“Through this equipment, we hope these facilities can achieve the much-needed early intervention to avoid maternal deaths and also ensure that children with disabilities acquire life skills that make them independent,” said Joseph Ogutu, Chairman, Safaricom Foundation.
In the last two months the foundation, through Ndoto Zetu has donated equipment worth KES 7.1 million to 19 health facilities across the country.
Through the initiative, Safaricom Foundation is reaching out to individual Kenyans to share their dreams and aspirations that will have a positive impact on their communities.
During the first phase of the initiative last year, the foundation implemented over 300 projects across 40 counties at the cost of KES 30 Million reaching more than 50,000 people.