• April 15, 2024
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Vihiga to partner with Safaricom to promote maternal health

Vihiga to partner with Safaricom to promote maternal health

Vihiga, Saturday, March 23, 2024 KNA by Sammy MwibandaVihiga county government intends to partner with the Safaricom Company to establish a model maternal and child health care centre in the area.

Governor Dr. Wilber Ottichilo, speaking after hosting the tech-firm team led by Senior Manager of Safaricom Foundation’s programmes Henry Kilonzo, said the centre would go a long way in boosting the services to the mothers and children.

Dr. Ottichilo explained that the inception of Boresha Afya ya Mama na Mtoto programme five years ago has seen a significant reduction in maternal and child deaths in the county.

He noted that once established, the centre would have all the essential facilities and personnel to offer services efficiently and effectively.

On his part, Kilonzo disclosed that they have so far entered a similar deal with Kilifi and Mombasa counties, and so nothing could prevent them from doing it in Vihiga.

He stated that the telecoms Kenya is ready to work with the devolved units to ensure the provision of quality health services to the people.

Courtesy; KNA

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