Health centres in 8 counties receive equipment from Ndoto Zetu initiative




Fourteen health facilities across the country have received new equipment worth Kshs 5.7 million from the Safaricom Foundation’s Ndoto Zetu initiative.

In Nyamira County, Nyangweta health centre received a hemoglobin machine while Esianya Dispensary has a new oxygen concentrator and centrifuge machine. Katito hospital and Andingo Opanga health centre in Kisumu are the beneficiaries of a hemoglobin Machine and an equipped maternity wing respectively.

From the Coast, Manoa Dispensary in Taita Taveta received delivery beds, baby warmers and medicine trolleys while Kwale’s Mazeras health centre now has new maternity beds and delivery coaches.

(TOP: Celestine Atieno – right – and Lydia Obado – left – nurses at Andigo Opanga Heath Centre spread and arrange the new maternal bed donated by Safaricom Foundation through Ndoto Zetu. The handover was officially done at Andigo Opanga Health Centre, Kisumu County).

“Safaricom Foundation is happy to be actualising the dreams of Kenyans who submitted their requests through our Ndoto Zetu initiative. We have priorotised health projects because we know that given the current COVID-19 pandemic, it is crucial that our health centres have adequate infrastructure and equipment,” said Joseph Ogutu, Chairman, Safaricom Foundation.

In Nakuru, Mangu health centre received maternity equipment with Molo South and Losibil dispensaries receiving blood pressure machines and an outpatient facility respectively.

“Ndoto Zetu which is now in its second phase is part of our philanthropic partnerships that aims to support Kenyans who are keen to make an impact in their communities through social investments”, said Ogutu.

Other health facilities that have benefited from the initiative so far include Nyeri hospice with ward beds and oncology chairs and Nyeri’s Purity Elderly Care Foundation which received wheelchairs, adult diapers, walking sticks, walking frames and portable toilets

Gakimbi Health Centre in Meru have also benefitted from maternity equipment and Geetha Health Dispensary in Tharaka – Nithi also received medical equipment.

In Kiambu, Early Milestones Interventions and Development Centre also received therapy equipment.

Last year, Ndoto Zetu impacted over 50,000 people through 300 projects across 40 counties.

Here’s the full list of beneficiaries and amounts used:

Nyanza

  • Full hemoglobin Machine to Katito Sub-County Laboratory Hospital, Kisumu County funded at a cost of Kshs 400,000
  • Hemoglobin Machine to Nyangweta Health Centre, Nyamira County funded at a cost of Kshs 400,000
  • Oxygen Concentrator and Centrifuge Machine to Esianya Dispensary, Nyamira County funded at a cost of Kshs 400,000
  • Equipped Maternity Wing to Andingo Opanga Health Centre, Kisumu County funded at a cost of Kshs 400,000

Coast

  • Delivery beds, baby warmers, Medicine Trolley and TV Set to Manoa  Dispensary, Taita Taveta County funded at a cost of Kshs 900,000
  • Maternity beds, beddings and delivery coaches to Mazeras Health Centre, Kwale County funded at a cost of Kshs 400,000 

Rift

  • Maternity Equipment to Mang’u Health Centre, Nakuru County funded at a cost of Kshs 500,000
  • Blood Pressure Machines, Weighing Scales and Electric sterilizers to Molo South Dispensary, Nakuru County funded at a cost of Kshs 158,000
  • Outpatient Facility to Losibil  Dispensary, Nakuru County funded at a cost of Kshs 245,000 

Mt Kenya

  • Ward beds and Oncology Chairs  to Nyeri Hospice Organization, Nyeri County funded at a cost of Kshs 500,000
  • Wheel Chairs, Adult diapers, Walking Sticks, Walking Frames and Portable Toilets to Purity Elderly Care Foundation, Nyeri County funded at a cost of Kshs 460,000
  • Maternity Equipment to Gakimbi Health Centre, Meru County funded at a cost of Kshs 500,000
  • Basic Medical Equipment to Gaketha Health Dispensary, Tharaka – Nithi County funded at a cost of Kshs 500,000
  • Therapy equipment to Early Milestones Interventions and Development Centre on Wednesday funded at a cost Kshs 200,000
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